Peskov called a phobia of Russia’s accusations of disinformation about the pandemic

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The Kremlin does not consider it necessary to respond to the statements of American officials who accuse Russia of disinformation in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced to reporters by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday, July 29, commenting on accusations against Russia of spreading disinformation about the pandemic through the English-language media.

“In this case, we do not react to unnamed officials. Moreover, performed by The New York Times, ”he said.

According to Peskov, all media outlets state “considerable problems” that the United States is experiencing in the course of the passage of problems in connection with the coronavirus. “If someone talks about disinformation, this is an obsessive phobia, there is no need to blame the quality and objective work of the media for disinformation,” the spokesman said.

He added that the Russian media “are actively working to cover the situation with the coronavirus.” “Indeed, as far as Russia is concerned, it is not without problems, but it goes through this difficult period better than many other countries,” concluded Peskov.

Earlier, The Associated Press and The New York Times published articles that two former employees of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), according to American journalists, were allegedly spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic on the Internet. The articles say that from May to July, three English-language sites published about 150 articles on countering the pandemic, where Russia played a positive role, and the United States tried to slander.

Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs, called the statements of the American press “just another delirium.” He added that this is the first time he hears the “corresponding names” of allegedly ex-employees of the GRU.

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