The SF will prepare a report on the attempts to interfere in Russia’s presidential election

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. Archive photoThe SF will prepare a report on the attempts to interfere in Russia’s presidential election© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The Commission of the Federation Council on the protection of sovereignty will be issuing a separate report on the attempts of foreign interference in presidential elections, expected to be in the second quarter of this year, reported RIA Novosti on Thursday the head of the Committee Andrey Klimov.

«Along with the annual report of the Commission analyzing external threats to Russia’s national interests, we plan to prepare a separate report about the attempts of external interference in the elections of the President of Russia. It can be presented in the second quarter of this year, when elections will be held, upon completion of all procedures related to the electoral process», — said the MP.

He explained that the annual report of the Commission, the senators are going to present to colleagues at the end of February. It will also be a section devoted to attempts to influence electoral processes in Russia, but presidential elections is not held.

«After the presidential election we want to analyze the whole situation, that it was a serious, comprehensive analysis of the situation related to the elections of the President of Russia,» said Klimov.

Speaking about the legislative activity of Parliament legal definition of intervention in the Affairs of the Russian Federation, Klimov noted that such bills are being prepared, there are consultations with experts and lawyers, to clarify the concepts themselves. Also there is a debate about what the law may be introduced this notion.

Earlier in the upper house of Parliament said US attempts to interfere in presidential elections. In particular, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko stated that the publication «the Kremlin list» speaks about the U.S. attempt to interfere in presidential elections and lower level of support of the Russian President.

The U.S. Treasury in the night of Tuesday published «the Kremlin list», which included almost the entire leadership of the Russian Federation and major Russian businessmen – more than 200 people. The list was prepared in accordance with the law «On combating the enemies of America through sanctions», which was adopted in the U.S. in the summer of 2017. It does not entail the automatic imposition of sanctions against these individuals, but implies that the restrictive measures against them from the United States can be introduced in the future.

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