The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the US of creating excuses to impose sanctions.
In response to Washington's charges against a Russian woman accused of interfering in the Congressional midterm elections, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the US is leading “a shameful slanderous campaign” against Russia, which stems from the desire of some American politicians to gain the upper hand in “interparty brawls”.
“They use illegible means, including evidently ordered criminal cases with “ludicrous accusations” and “laughable body of proof”. We understand that Washington is fabricating a pretext to impose their notorious sanctions against our country once again. The US clearly overestimates its own power,” the Russian diplomats said.
The US Department of Justice accused Elena Khusyaynova, a 44-year-old Russian, of plotting to interfere in the midterm elections of the US Congress, which will be held in November 2018.
The US Department of Justice claims that Khusyaynova worked as chief accountant for the Lakhta project, which was financed by the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin and two other companies under his control: Concord Management and Concord Catering.
According to Washington, the Russian woman managed financials transactions for the two companies’ activities in the US, including the work of activists, advertisement in social networks, as well as domain registration and promotional campaigns in social networks.