Moscow Had Contacts With Supporters of Both US Presidential Candidates

© REUTERS / Jonathan ErnsU.S. presidential nominees Hillary Clinton (top) and Donald Trump speak at campaign rallies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. October 28, 2016 and Delaware, Ohio October 20, 2016 in a combination of file photos.
U.S. presidential nominees Hillary Clinton (top) and Donald Trump speak at campaign rallies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. October 28, 2016 and Delaware, Ohio October 20, 2016 in a combination of file photos. - Sputnik International
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Moscow had contacts with the supporters of the both candidates for the US presidency, however, Russia did not meddle in the election campaign, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Sunday.

In this Dec. 7, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during a rally coinciding with Pearl Harbor Day at Patriots Point aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Zakharova, Clinton’s supporters several times visited Moscow, but Moscow never assigned particular importance to it, since it was "a routine, a diplomatic routine."

"The thing is that we have had contacts with the people who supported [the Republican Party nominee Donald] Trump and, certainly, those who supported [the Democratic Party candidate Hillary] Clinton. In the first case, these were the contacts between our embassy, the ambassador. Our ambassador is active in this regard. He meets with the senators, these were the Republican senators," Zakharova told Rossiya-1 broadcaster.

Earlier this week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow did not have official contacts with the Republican nominee Donald Trump's team during the presidential campaign.

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