News 12 january — 10:00

Russia Dismisses U.S. Senate Report on Alleged Russian Meddling

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Russia has dismissed a new report by U.S. Senate Democrats on alleged Russian election interference in the United States and throughout Europe, asserting that the allegations are unfounded, RFE/RL reports.

The report, commissioned by the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was released on January 10.

It is the first from U.S. lawmakers to detail alleged Russian efforts to undermine democracies since the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

It lays out what Democrats describe as nearly two decades of Russian efforts to influence politics across Europe.

It also criticizes President Donald Trump, accusing him of doing too little to address the issue.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on January 11 that "the accusations of alleged meddling” leveled against Russia “are absolutely unfounded."

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