In the state Duma will discuss the appropriateness of meetings of parliamentarians with the U.S.

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoIn the state Duma will discuss the appropriateness of meetings of parliamentarians with the U.S.© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The state Duma will discuss the appropriateness of meetings of parliamentarians with representatives of the USA in the context of accusations against Russia of meddling in elections in the United States, told reporters on Friday, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

Earlier, the U.S. Embassy announced that Ambassador John huntsman requested a meeting with Russian officials, including the Minister of energy Alexander Novak and the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, the speakers of the Federation Council and the state Duma Valentina Matvienko, Vyacheslav Volodin.

Volodin, commenting on this information, stressed that no one from the state Duma did not offer and did not initiate a meeting.

«Initiate yourself, and then say that the Russian influence on elections on US policy. How in this situation to lead? So of course, we will first discuss this question: should meet you should not meet, because tomorrow again say that it affected the will of the citizens», — said Volodin.

In the U.S. Congress are independent of the investigation about the «Russian interference» in the US presidential election, which was won by Donald trump. A similar investigation leads the FBI. The American media regularly reports, citing unnamed sources on the contacts of the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump with Russian officials and businessmen. Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of meddling in elections, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded».

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