14:30 GMT05 March 2021
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    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov deplored the level of Russophobia in Washington.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow does not overestimate the importance of the confidential documents about the US elections published on whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, while accusations of the Russian involvement in cyberattacks on the US soil is disappointing, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday.

    "We believe that the things that WikiLeaks writes, they were there literally since their first day. You know, work and life are richer than any leaks and any publications. In any case any publication bears the shade of subjective perception of an event by the author. Therefore, we do not exaggerate its importance," Ryabkov told journalists.

    "As for the accusation of hacking attacks, it is sad that the US politicians reached such lows in their Russophobia. The only thing lacking in their escapades and exercises, I'm still waiting when they will finally accuse Russia of preparing a color revolution in the United States," he stressed.

    On Tuesday, WikiLeaks released the 18th batch of emails of the US Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, on their website, bringing the total of the published letters to over 31,000. The emails shed light on the strategic planning and decision-making process behind Clinton's campaign.

    On October 19, during the third presidential debate, Clinton stated that Russia was behind the WikiLeaks' releases in an attempt to influence the outcome of the US elections, citing US intelligence agencies as the source for this claim.

    Earlier, the US government formally accused Russia of interfering with the election and using cyberattacks to do so.


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