Kremlin says US report on election interference ‘groundless’

The Kremlin dismisses as “absolutely groundless” a US report saying that Russia targeted election infrastructure during the 2020 polls.

“We consider this report to be wrong, it is absolutely groundless and unsubstantiated,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at a meeting between Russian President and his Serbian counterpart in Sochi, Russia, December 4, 2019. (Shamil Zhumatov/Pool/AFP)

He adds that the Kremlin “regrets” the decision to publish such materials and calls it an “excuse” to consider new sanctions on Moscow.

His words are echoed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who also calls the conclusions of the US report “groundless.” He tells state news agency RIA Novosti that “hostile steps towards Russia” have become “the norm of life” in Washington.