Moscow [Russia], November 01 (ANI): Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has refuted the claims that they interfered in the United States or the European Union elections, saying that the allegations are groundless and without any proof.
"It has even been mentioned somewhere that we are not only going to interfere in all the elections, but also will manipulate the environment to create floods," Lavrov said at a meeting with the Association of European Businesses on Tuesday.
"But no one has presented a single proof," he added.
Lavrov said there should have been a leak to the media by now as so many people involved in the investigation in the U.S. Congress and in the Office of Special Counsel.
"Therefore, these excuses about secrecy, frankly, are simply ridiculous for people who make such serious accusations against us," Lavrov said.
According to The Washington Post, the hearing by a Senate judiciary subcommittee comes after the prepared testimonies of Facebook and Twitter revealed that, unknown to them, Russian-backed accounts used their respective sites to share and promote content aimed at causing political unrest.
Now, the Congress is trying to find out the impact of those misinformation campaigns on the last year presidential polls, in which U.S. President Donald Trump surprisingly beat Hillary Clinton.
Earlier on Monday, all three companies announced that the number of Russian-linked accounts on their sites were higher than previously disclosed. (ANI)