Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: US cyber attack accusations are 'anti-Russian hysteria'

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Washington is attempting to fan "unprecedented anti-Russian hysteria” with its accusations that Moscow is responsible for cyber attacks against Democratic Party organizations, Reuters reported.

"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," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday.

"There is no proof whatsoever for such grave accusations… [they are] fabricated by those who are now serving an obvious political order in Washington, continuing to whip up unprecedented anti-Russian hysteria,” Ryabkov added.

On Friday, Washington formally accused Russia of carrying out cyber-attacks against the Democratic Party in an attempt to interfere with US presidential elections.

According to a statement issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security, “The U.S. intelligence community is confident that the Russian government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from U.S. political organizations. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.”

The Kremlin called the U.S. allegations "nonsense".

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