The hacker group Fancy Bears published the list of athletes who were allowed to use banned medication. Of 107 doping-users covered by WADA, 27 participated in the Olympics for the United Kingdom in past years.
Zakharova made up an imaginary dialogue between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu:
“Sergei Victorovich [Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister], we have an issue. Britons have gotten a new weapons on us – and it’s shame. Skolkovo has yet to invent something alike.
The FBI and WADA accused Fancy Bears of having links to Russian intelligence agencies. Moscow has ruled out complicity in the incident.
The Kremlin also expressed readiness to facilitate WADA’s probe into the leaks on condition of that a request be formally issued by the organization.