"As [Russian] President Vladimir Putin has publicly announced multiple times, we have never sought to influence the election campaign because that’s US internal affairs," Lavrov told the Corriere della Sera newspaper, stressing that Donald Trump became the new US president thanks to "American citizens, who supported his candidature at the November 8 elections."
The Russian foreign minister stressed that all reports of alleged Russian cyber attacks are false.
"As for the tales about ‘Russian hackers’ and other accusations against us in the electoral context, we have grown tired of seeing them. It is symptomatic that the authors of such insinuations who inflated Russophobic hysteria in the US on the eve of the voting are silent now. No promised ‘evidence’ of interference in the electoral process has been presented neither to the American, nor the world public," Lavrov said.