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Claims Russia Interfering in Catalan, UK Affairs Hysteria – Lavrov

Claims Russia Interfering in Catalan, UK Affairs Hysteria – Lavrov

Claims Russia Interfering in Catalan, UK Affairs Hysteria – Lavrov
November 15
14:21 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has commented on the accusations from the part of the Spanish and UK authorities in meddling in the countries’ internal affairs.

“We have gotten used to the fact that some of our Western partners have nothing to do rather than accusing Russian media of meddling in other states’ affairs and proclaiming it foreign agents,” Sergei Lavrov said.

Last week, Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said that evidence of “Russian networks or hackers” trying to destabilize the situation in both Spain and the European Union had come to light, albeit without substantiating his claims.

Later on, Spanish Defense Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal said that the Spanish government did not have any data on possible interference by the Russian authorities in the situation in Catalonia.

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At the same time, last month, UK opposition lawmaker Ben Bradshaw called on the government to investigate “widespread concern over foreign, and particularly Russian, interference in Western democracies,” in particular, during the Brexit campaign.

Moreover, during a major foreign policy speech, UK Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of meddling in other states’ affairs, spreading “fake stories” in media and aggressive policies “to sow discord in the West.”

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