Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA
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16 march

Embassy comment on the report of the American National Intelligence Council on foreign threats to the 2020 US federal elections.

The document prepared by the US intelligence community is another set of groundless accusations against our country of interfering in American internal political processes. The conclusions of the report on Russia conducting influence operations in America are confirmed solely by the confidence of the intelligence services of their self-righteousness. No facts or specific evidence of such claims were provided.
We state that Washington continues to practice "megaphone diplomacy", with the main goal to maintain a negative image of Russia. To blame external players for destabilizing the situation inside the country. This attitude of the administration hardly corresponds to our proposed equal and mutually respectful expert dialogue in search of solutions to the most pressing issues. Washington's actions do not lead to the normalization of bilateral relations.