UK accuses Russia of trying to interfere in its 2019 general election

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian side, in its turn, described the allegation as “so foggy and contradictory that it is practically impossible to understand it”
18:52, 17 July 2020

Russia's hacking activities

British foreign minister Dominic Raab stated that the Russian Federation had tried to interfere in Britain's 2019 general election by causing up a mighty furore online with illicitly acquired documents about a planned free trade agreement with the U.S., Reuters reports.

It is almost certain that Russian actors sought to interfere in the 2019 General Election through the online amplification of illicitly acquired and leaked Government documents. Sensitive government documents relating to the UK-US Free Trade Agreement were illicitly acquired before the 2019 General Election and disseminated online via the social media platform Reddit," Raab said.

Related: U.S. NSA reports ongoing Russian hacking operation against national systems

Russia, in its turn, described the allegation as “so foggy and contradictory that it’s practically impossible to understand it”.

As we reported earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump rejected U.S. intelligence warnings that Russia would interfere in the 2020 US presidential election.

"Democrats are launching yet another disinformation campaign in Congress, claiming that Russia prefers me instead of one of the Democratic loafers who are still unable to count their votes in Iowa in two weeks," the U.S. president said.

Related: Germany wants EU to apply new sanctions against Russia for Bundestag hacking attacks


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