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    Accusations of Russia’s Interference in US Election 'Paranoia'

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    The accusations against Russia on meddling in the elections in the United States and Germany are a paranoid and ridiculous attempt to exploit the voters' feeling, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department told Sputnik on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow has repeatedly denied any interference in the presidential election, calling the allegations absurd and an attempt to distract US voters from pressing domestic issues.

    "Being the director of one of the largest political departments of the foreign ministry, I cannot imagine how we could interfere in election campaigns, especially in the United States and such a large country as Germany. This is both paranoia and, no doubt, is an attempt to exploit the feelings of voters for own benefit," Andrei Kelin said.


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