Russia summons US ambassador to protest “interference in elections”

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it had summoned US Ambassador to Moscow, John Sullivan, on Friday to discuss the interference of US companies in the parliamentary elections to be held. in Russia this month.

The ministry confirmed in a statement that the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, pointed out to Sullivan that Moscow had “prove convincing that demonstrate the violation of Russian law by the giant American digital companies in the context of the preparation and holding of elections for the Duma and the Federation “(the two chambers of the Russian parliament).

The statement pointed out that Ryabkov described any interference in Russia’s affairs as totally unacceptable, adding that the two sides also discussed some other issues on the bilateral agenda.

Sullivan stayed in the department for about 20 minutes and then left.

Meanwhile, the US embassy announced to the Novosti agency that Sullivan held a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov to discuss US President Joe Biden’s efforts to establish stable relations with Moscow.

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