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23 october

Ambassador Antonov’s answer to media question

Q: Dear Ambassador Antonov, would you be so kind to comment on the decision of the U.S. administration to designate the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Central Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics”?

Ambassador Antonov: We completely reject the charges brought by the administration against the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Central Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics”. We emphasize once again the illegitimacy of any one-sided restrictions.
Russia, unlike the United States, does not conduct offensive operations in cyber domain. Malicious activity in the information space is contrary to the principles of our foreign policy, national interests and understanding of interstate relations.
We call on the United States to abandon the vicious practice of unfounded accusations. We proceed from the fact that the interests of our countries are in line with a professional dialogue on international information security, which President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin proposed to restore.