During an interview with the Rossiya 24 television channel, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused the U.S. of demonizing Russia instead of examining the results of the U.S. presidential elections, TASS reported.
"It is much easier to spread the image of some devil enemy and to demonize, for example, your and my country and our leader, our President Putin. It is much easier to demonize than, for example, to consider the presidency results, to discuss which of the earlier promises were fulfilled, which were not, what was successful, what was not, how are things with security, what catastrophic consequences for the world have been caused by whatever foreign policy decisions,” Peskov stated.
He added that instead of engaging in the complicated processes of analysis and self-reflection, the U.S. government has “made up an enemy”, and is “keeping reference to that enemy and blaming the enemy for everything.”
Peskov went on to reiterate that the Kremlin vehemently denies accusations that it was behind cyberattacks against the U.S. Democratic Party in the lead up to the election.
Last week, it became known that the FBI and CIA both agreed that the Kremlin intervened in the election to help Donald Trump become president.
CIA Director John Brennan sent a message to Agency employees which stated, “Earlier this week, I met separately with FBI [Director] James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election.”
Donald Trump responded by saying, “I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it… No, I don’t believe it at all.”