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Kremlin Promises Not to Interfere in U.S. Elections

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Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists that Moscow has no intention of interfering in Tuesday's U.S. presidential elections.

"We have neither the right nor the intention of interfering in the U.S. election process," Peskov said on Monday. "There are many problems even without our interference."

Peskov also denied that the Russian government had been engaged in an attempt to influence the election by way of an "information campaign" supporting one candidate over another. He called such allegations "absurd." 

Read about how Russian state TV covers U.S. elections.

Russia has been repeatedly accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election via cyber-attacks and internet propaganda campaigns. Meanwhile, in recent weeks, Russian news programs have repeatedly criticized the legitimacy of U.S. elections by claiming that they would be "rigged." 

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