MFA: US Accusations of "Hacker Attacks" on Russia Have Become Routine

Statements by the United States authorities about alleged hacker attacks from Russia have become a routine, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a January 15 briefing.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova called on the American side "not to rush into unfounded accusations, false accusations and use official channels of information exchange."

“The statements regularly appearing in the US about hacker attacks, probably, as they explain, of Russian origin,… have already become routine,” Zakharova said.

According to Zakharova, the outgoing US administration may make new attempts to prevent President-elect Joseph Biden from resuming a dialogue with Russia on cybersecurity.

“We do not exclude further play by the outgoing administration, namely, attempts to create additional obstacles for the future administration and prevent the elected president from taking measures to restore a substantive dialogue with our country in the field of international information security,” she said.

In addition, the official representative of the department expressed regret that it was not possible to improve relations with the outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump.

Earlier, the US intelligence services said that Russia may be involved in cyberattacks that affected US government departments and private companies, which were identified in December 2020.

The Russian side categorically rejects such assumptions. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called the accusations against Moscow "absolutely unfounded."

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