Nigeria/March 25, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/130 views /nigeria Kremlin denies meddling in US vote after Mueller probe | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov PHOTO: AFP The Kremlin on Monday reiterated denials that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found conclusive evidence of Russian meddling. Moscow called reports of Russian interference “malicious slander”, while analysts said the conclusions of the probe were unlikely to improve bilateral ties. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists he had not seen the report but Russia’s “principled position on this matter is well known: our country has not interfered in the domestic affairs of other countries, including the United States.” Peskov insisted “the accusations of interference… that are still being made against Russia, we as before consider to be baseless.” ALSO READ Thanksgiving - Part 2 | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsMueller’s nearly two-year investigation found Russia carried out a coordinated campaign of disinformation and hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s election team. The report, however, did not find that Donald Trump’s campaign team colluded with Moscow. In a statement, the Russian foreign ministry said that Mueller’s report “simply could not have been different.” The United States has expended “colossal efforts” and a significant amount of taxpayers’ money to “refute an obvious falsehood,” the ministry said. Moscow said it hoped Washington would eventually acknowledge that reports of Russian meddling were nothing but “malicious slander” conjured up for use in Washington’s power struggles. “And probably then we will be able to close the door on this matter,” the foreign ministry said. ALSO READ Nigerian, Zimbabwean Develop Mobile Apps To Fight Sexual TaboosPro-Kremlin lawmakers hailed the report as vindicating both Russia and Trump, but were cautious on whether this would prompt a revival in relations. The report’s findings “are a disgrace for the US and its political elite,” senator Alexei Pushkov wrote on Twitter. “There’s a chance to start a lot again from zero in our relations, but whether Trump will take the risk is still under question. We, of course, are ready,” Konstantin Kosachev, foreign affairs committee chair in the upper house of parliament, wrote on Facebook. The foreign affairs chief in the lower house, Leonid Slutsky, told journalists the report’s findings “are hardly capable of changing anything immediately in the dialogue between Russia and the US,” RIA Novosti state news agency reported. ALSO READ Is it safe to eat bananas and groundnuts? – Tribune OnlineAnalysts said it was early to say whether the result of the probe would change much for ties between Moscow and Washington. “Most likely relations will not change,” said Pavel Sharikov, a senior research fellow at the Institute for USA and Canada Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences. “An escalation is quite likely,” he told AFP, noting that both Democrats and Republicans backed sanctions against Russia. “I believe it is premature to say that the conclusion of the Mueller report will positively affect Russian-US ties,” Sharikov said. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articlePhoto Of the Day: Assisat Oshoala meets Lionel Messinext articleKiff No Beat – Yaka DormirRelated Posts431 shares Nigeria/April 18, 2019 /No Comment Akpabio says INEC is disobeying court’s ordersNigeria/April 18, 2019 /No Comment UTME: 3 docked for double registration | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsEaster: FRSC begins special patrol in AnambraBBM to shut down May | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsLiverpool star Salah stars on Time magazine’s cover | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsMan remanded for allegedly stabbing father to deathAlleged Gang-rape: Court denies Babcock university student bail –Facebook confirms uploading 1.5 million users’ email contact without consent – Premium Times NigeriaBreaking: CCT convicts Onnoghen, sacks him as CJNCourt rejects SSS report on Magu as evidence – Premium Times Nigeria Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.