The Congressman stated that «Russian interference» in the events in Charlottesville

© AP Photo / Steve HelberСкорбящие gathered at the site of the collision of a car into protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. 13 Aug 2017The Congressman stated that «Russian interference» in the events in Charlottesville© AP Photo / Steve Helber

The FBI believe that Russia involved in last year’s protests in Charlottesville. In an interview with CNN said the Congressman from Virginia Thomas Garrett.

«Approximately two months ago I was at a closed briefing on the situation in Charlottesville <…> and among other things asked whether Russian intervention by inciting protests <…>. I was told that due,» he explained.

The Bureau believe that the goal of riot is to sow discord between the citizens of the US and undermine the credibility of Western democracies.

«As a member of the National security Committee, I fear that the Americans set against the Americans <…> We are all American brothers and sisters, regardless of religion and race, and we need to focus on this,» said Garrett.
Riots in Charlottesville

Riots in Charlottesville began on 12 August 2017 due to the government’s decision to move the monument to General Robert Edward Lee, who in the years 1862-1865 commanded the Confederate army in Virginia. The demonstration turned into clashes between right-wing and left-wing radicals. Three people were killed, including two police officers, another 19 were injured.

After these events across the country held a rally against the far right, which often demolished monuments to the heroes of the Civil war in the United States from the confederates.

In 2018, the authorities of Virginia decided to err, therefore, imposed a state of emergency in the state and the city. Center Charlottesville will be almost completely closed to cars, and in all the gardens and parks banned the mass event. In a city strapped around 700 fighters of the police special forces.

The Russian «intervention»

After winning the election of an American President Donald trump a number of politicians said that the result of the vote was influenced by Moscow.

The investigation involved the Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives and the U.S. Senate, and an independent special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, however, none of them still have not provided any evidence of Russian involvement.

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied accusations of trying to influence the elections in different countries, as the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded».