01:12 GMT13 May 2021
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    Earlier this week, the UK Foreign Office claimed that Russia's GRU allegedly planned a hacking operation targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games before they were postponed.

    Russian special services have never engaged in any cyberattacks, such accusations seem to be yet another manifestation of russophobia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

    "We saw this information, but, look, we are seeing a regretful tendency for Russia or Russian special services to be blamed for everything and anything. This seems to be yet another fit, one of the recurring fits of ramped-up Russophobia, which clearly has nothing to do with reality," Peskov said.

    "Russia and Russian special services have never undertaken any hacking attacks, even less so against the Olympics," the spokesman said.

    On Monday, the US charged six alleged Russian military intelligence officers with a major cyberattack, claiming that they targeted large-scale events, such as elections in France, Ukraine's power grid and American medical facilities. The Russian Embassy in Washington refuted the allegations.

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