The meeting of US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place, despite the charges brought against 12 Russians in the case of Russia's interference in the elections. This was stated by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, reports CNN.
"I think it's very important that they meet," Pompeo told reporters about his return from Mexico on Friday night. "I'm sure that the meeting of President Trump with Vladimir Putin will put America in a better position," he added.
Earlier Russian Foreign Ministry commented the decision of Robert Mueller, the U.S. Special Counsel, to press charges against 12 Russian military intelligence officers. The statement was made public on the Ministry’s website.
“The build-up of the conspiratorial schemes which are used to defeat an American inhabitant does not connect it with this department and the involvement in cyber attacks. The statement on the illegal breaking in the computer system of the U.S. Democratic party itself is unsubstantiated,” the message says.
According to the representatives of Russian Foreign Ministry, the aim of these accusations is to spoil the atmosphere before the Russia-USA Summit.
Earlier, the U.S. authorities pressed charges against 12 Russians who are suspected of hacking email accounts of the Democratic Party leaders during the presidential election campaign in 2016. According to the investigation, the officers of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate were included in the list. They are accused of organizing the cyber attacks, hacking the mailboxes, stealing the documents and their further spreading in the network.