29 October 2013, 18:08

Peskov denies alleged spying on G20 delegations via presents from Russia

Peskov denies alleged spying on G20 delegations via presents from Russia

Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson of the Russian president, called the statements published by the Italian newspaper Corriera della Sera about the possible spying on the G20 delegations with the help of presents handed out at the forum in St. Petersburg to be an attempt to switch the public attention from real problems between the European countries and the USA to ephemeral non-existent problems.

"We don’t know what sources of information are involved, but it is definitely nothing other than an attempt to switch attention from the problems that really exist, which dominate the agenda between the European capitals and Washington, to problems that are ephemeral and non-existent", said Peskov.

The Italian publication states that Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, who had received such a present upon returning to Brussels from the G20 summit got worried and ordered that the employees of the security service checked the new equipment (flash cards and chargers to the cell phones). The newspaper points out that the German intelligence service checked the equipment and the results were positive. The official statement, which was broadcast along the intelligence channels of all member states of the St. Petersburg summit, explains that "USB flash card and a charging cable to cell phone can be used for illegal access to information on a computer and cell phone", points out the publication.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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