The United States accused 12 Russians in the «intervention» in the elections

© AP Photo / Andrew Nagpal attorney General Race, Rosenstein. Archival photoThe United States accused 12 Russians in the «intervention» in the elections© AP Photo / Andrew Harnik

The U.S. justice Department filed new charges against 12 of Russians in the context of spectaculorum Robert Mueller’s investigation of the alleged Russian intervention in elections in the United States, said at a press conference on Friday, Deputy U.S. attorney Rod Rosenstein.

As they say in a statement the Ministry of justice the text of the charges they are accused of hacking into the computer network of the US Democratic party: allegedly illegally received confidential information and released it.

The listed Victor Netyksha, Boris Antonov, Dmitry badin, among other things, are accused of «involvement» to hacking email people associated with the campaign of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Ivan Ermakov is accused of allegedly hacking into the servers of the National Committee of the US Democratic party and stealing emails. Alexei Lukashev, at the request of U.S. authorities, allegedly carried out phishing attacks against employees of the Clinton campaign.

Sergey Morgachev, as stated in the document, allegedly led a group of people who developed the malware X-Agent. To allegedly was involved in two more accused — Nicholas Kozachek and Pavel Ershov. For the installation of malicious code, according to the justice Ministry, allegedly watched Artem Malyshev. Alexander Osadchuk, among other things, allegedly helped in the spread of social networking content that is directed against Clinton. He, like Alexander Potemkin, is accused of disclosure of the documents stolen in the burglary, according to the text.

The last in the list is specified Anatoly Kovalyov, who, according to the USA, together with «associates» allegedly hacked the website of the Commission representatives to monitor the elections and stole data related to half a million voters. Later, they allegedly searched for vulnerabilities in the systems, supervising the conduct of elections.

«Trace» GRU

According to Rosenstein mentioned in the allegations, the Russians allegedly worked in two divisions, which «led directly to the State intelligence Agency, known as GRU. Units have been involved in cyber operations to intervention in the presidential elections in 2016.»

According to the Prosecutor, one of the units allegedly involved in the theft of information from computers, the other is responsible for disseminating this information. Evidence of these allegations, Rosenstein failed. In published U.S. justice Department document only States that it is, in particular, the units of the GRU of the General staff of the armed forces 26165 and 74455.

The impact of the elections was not

The indictment document against 12 of Russians do not contain any data about the impact of their actions on the outcome of the US elections in 2016, said the Rosenstein.

He also said he did not «want to speculate» on the effects of the actions on vote counting and result of the election, explaining that it is not the purpose of the investigation. He also said that the indictment contains no charges against US citizens.

Rosenstein said that the investigation «intervention» would continue, and added that the US President Donald trump informed of the charges against the Russians the charges.

The reaction of the Russian foreign Ministry

The Russian foreign Ministry called the regular anti-Russian accusations in the United States shameful Comedy that undermine the credibility of American democracy.
«It is regrettable that Washington has become the norm to replicate false information, and criminal cases are got for obvious political reasons,» — said in the comments of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry published on the website of the foreign Ministry.

«The question remains: how long they will continue to break this shameful Comedy, a disgrace to the USA. Sooner or later, its proponents will have to answer for the damage that their selfish interests have caused and continue to cause American democracy, undermining its credibility», — said the Russian foreign Ministry.

«Obviously, the goal of the stuffing is to vitiate the atmosphere before the Russian-American summit,» — said the Agency.

«Now, influential political forces of the United States, who opposes the normalization of relations between our countries and for two years hunted outright slander, in a hurry to make the most of another «dummy», about which quickly forget,» added the Minister.
The Position Of The Kremlin

Russia has never interfered and does not intend to interfere in the internal processes in the United States and to influence elections, said the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

«Regarding the theme of intervention, non-interference in electoral processes: how we get signals, the Americans this topic mark, but I still want in anticipation of this meeting, confirm that the Russian government never interfered and does not intend to interfere in the internal processes, especially in the electoral processes in the United States, to influence American elections,» — said Ushakov told reporters.

«This is particularly important in anticipation of that sensation which is wrapped on the eve of the interim elections in November (in the USA) this year. Once again, did not intervene and not intervene,» he added.

This Ushakov said that Moscow is ready to consider the facts supporting the Russian intervention in elections in the United States, if the Americans they are.

Accusations of meddling

The American special services have accused Russia of «interfering in the elections» in 2016. For the last time readings were given many close to the Trump people.

Committees on intelligence in both houses of Congress conduct their investigation. A separate case involved an independent special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.

And in the White house and the Kremlin suspicions repeatedly denied. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the charges «absolutely unfounded.» Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has repeatedly pointed out that no evidence of «interference,» no.

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