Selin ATAY-TDO- Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the statement about the cyber-attacks, which she said targeted US institutions. "It has now become a political routine to constantly reveal countless hot news that hackers acting in the interests of the Russian administration are attacking US government institutions. The lack of evidence is compensated by the fictitious nature of the Russian trail," Zakharova said.
"The US administration prefers to exaggerate the issue of foreign enemies rather than solve domestic political problems, and uses Russia to do so. However, it is also necessary to consider that the real purpose of the new charges against us is to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from cooperating with Moscow, including problems with international information security,” spokeswoman said.
"Russia is ready for constructive, professional, pragmatic dialogue with each administration of the United States on International Information Security," Zakharova said. "As always, accusations of cyber-attacks against Russia are put forward without showing any data, figures, at least one source," Zakharova added.
In her statement, Zakharova also touched on new US economic sanctions against Russia and said that the US “inclusion of more than 40 Russian companies on the sanctions list raises confusion and anger.” “Once again, we call on the United States to listen to the voice of reason and now correctly assess the consequences of its destructive actions, both in terms of the general political mood of relations between our countries and the commercial and economic components of these relations,” Zakharova said.