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Sep 11, 2020
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Lavrov: the United States “shirks” from discussing “interference” in their affairs

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia has repeatedly offered the United States to deal with unfounded accusations of "interference" in their internal affairs, but Washington is "shirking" from direct conversation.

According to RIA Novosti, during a press conference with the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi Lavrov said that Russia had offered the United States to resume the mechanism of consultations on cybersecurity, since the American side often accused Russia of hacker attacks.

Lavrov said that Russia also offered the United States to make an official bilateral political statement that each side categorically undertakes not to interfere in each other's internal affairs.

According to the head of the foreign policy department, Russia is open for an honest conversation and invites Washington to clearly formulate its claims.

On the eve of the United States imposed sanctions against three Russians and one citizen of Ukraine. According to the US Treasury Department, the citizens included in the sanctions list are involved in the alleged cyber attacks and interference in the US elections.

In turn, US presidential candidate from the Democratic Party Joe Biden called Russia the main threat to the upcoming US elections in November. He noted that many countries around the world want the US elections to be destabilized. However, in his opinion, Russia "is working on this most diligently."

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