Moscow has repeatedly voiced concerns regarding what it sees as interference by western nations in its upcoming parliamentary elections. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday warned it would take measures against the United States over “interference in elections”.
The Foreign Ministry additionally noted that it had clarified its position on meddling in internal affairs to the US State Department. Moscow possesses “irrefutable” evidence of American internet platforms breaching Russian law in light of the upcoming election.
Elections to the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, will take place from 17 to 19 September, 2021.
These elections are held every five years with the use of a mixed electoral system which includes the election of 225 representatives from party lists and another 225 from single-mandate constituencies.
Concerns about possible election interference were voiced earlier by the Kremlin. In particular, US Ambassador John Sullivan was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry last week over allegations.
The American “digital giants” trying to interfere with the upcoming parliamentary vote, the same as happened in the USA lately.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) announced that it will not send its observers after Russia’s request to reduce their number due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The USA also voiced support for the decision.
Russian Central Election Commission estimated that a total of 250 international observers representing 55 countries and 10 international organizations will be present at the upcoming elections.
Moscow also vowed to “strongly respond” to “unacceptable” meddling in the nation’s internal affairs with regard to a European Parliament report on Russian elections.
The report was issued earlier on Thursday, saying that the European Union should “counterbalance the efforts of Russia and China to weaken democracy worldwide and destabilize the European order”.
Earlier in the day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Moscow views the report as regrettable due to the lack of calls to establish a dialogue and resolve existing disagreements through communication.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Politics News 2021.
The USA has long accused Russia of what the USA does to Russia.
Hypocrisy as the Diplomacy?
…….. cause those alien Zionist bugs are now worse than ever as they have already consumed most of the planet, as their thirst for more seems to keep increasing by quantum speed every single moment!
Not only Russia, but also the entire responsible world should take necessary measures against the threats these human-like creatures and their destructive empire pose on humanity, life and mother Earth!
So my response to this news!? «Amen! This news made my day! Finally! It was about time! Thank you Russia, thank you , thank you, thank you!»
Get those blood drinking lizards out of the equation?
Russia should have learnt its lessons from the WWII. Russia should never again take the corporate profit and its fascist and Nazi puppets on their words, promises, or agreements (specially those they signed under!!). Just look how they created their masterwork, the US of A! To create that disgraced empire, European settlers killed 56 million indigenous people over about 100 years! Yes, the US of A is build on oceans of blood. Blood of millions of innocent people whom their only fault was to trust their words, their promises, and the agreements they signed under! The US government forced over… Read more »
Very sad conclusion of a country that supposed to promote democracy?
The only way to get the US attention is hitting them in the wallet.
And that is exactly what is happening right now the country is bankrupted.