Russia Accuses US Of “State Hooliganism”

Russia Accuses US Of “State Hooliganism”:

Against the constant tirade of US politicians calling Putin and his pals “thugs,” a Russian official on Monday called the United States’ shuttering of Russian facilities “state hooliganism.”

Reuters reports thAT Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov exclaimed,

“I am inclined to call what is happening state hooliganism.”

This follows shocking revelations from Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova that the FBI agents were searching the Russian diplomatic and consular compounds for explosive devices, something more common in the hideout of terrorist groups than in the embassies and consular properties of large states.

As TheDuran notes, during an interview on Rossiya One television, Zakharova described the incident in the following way,

“By the way, do you know, what they were looking for – as we were told before the searches? You would not believe it – they were looking for explosives”.

She added,

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Russia Responds To Formal Cyberattack Accusations, Calls Them “Unprecedented Anti-Russian Hysteria”

Russia Responds To Formal Cyberattack Accusations, Calls Them “Unprecedented Anti-Russian Hysteria”:

Following the first official accusation lobbed at Russia on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence on Election Security, in which US intelligence services formally stated they were “confident” that the Russian government “directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations”, today Russia responded to this latest diplomatic escalation by saying that U.S. accusations that Russia was responsible for cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations lack any proof and are an attempt by Washington to fan “unprecedented anti-Russian hysteria”, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said.

After late on Friday the Kremlin called the U.S. allegations “nonsense”, on Saturday Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, cited by Reuters, said on the ministry’s website that “this whipping up of emotions regarding ‘Russian hackers’ is used in the U.S. election campaign, and the current U.S. administration, taking part in this fight, is not averse to using dirty tricks.”

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