On October 20, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov commented on the recent anti-Russia accusations in the US. The diplomat described these accusations as “blantant lies”and stated that they are a part of the ongoing internal political standoff within the US. He also noted that the US “hostility towards Russia and contempt for the rest of the world” will trigger only “an increasingly tougher response”.
“The US government, in an ongoing campaign to frighten the US and international public with tales of “Russian hackers and bloggers”, has accused yet another Russian national of attempting to influence US voters. Spreading blatant lies about the mythical “hand of Moscow” for over two years – since the last presidential election – Washington is now trying to play the same card ahead of the upcoming election day: Americans will elect a new Congress on November 6.
We have said a number of times that this is a disgraceful smear campaign. It is dictated by a desire of some US politicians to get an advantage in inter-party squabbles and at the same time to pressure Russia. They are using unscrupulous tactics to achieve this, including blatantly fabricated criminal cases with a laughable evidence base.
We realise that Washington is cooking up a pretext to impose their notorious sanctions against our country once again. The United States clearly overestimates its own capabilities. By displaying hostility towards Russia and contempt for the rest of the world, they will only get an increasingly tougher response,” Ryabkov stated, according to the Foreign Ministry website.
Earlier, the US accused a Russian citizen, Elena Husyainava, of attempting to damage the US political system and to intervene in the US epecltion in 2016 and 2018.
It should be noted that the increasingly tought diplomatic rhetorics of both Moscow and Washington as well as hostile US actions against Moscow and an active pro-war propaganda campaign within the US military are openly signaling that the sides may have already launched preparations for a possible military confrontation. This confrontation may take a limited form of the continued proxy war in some regions, like Syria or the Middle East in general. However, in the worst-case scenario, it may trigger a big open regional war.