Russia says it’s investigating US intelligence agency over cyberattacks
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Russia’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that it has opened an investigation into the actions of the United States, citing the CIA and the FBI.
The ministry did not specify which agency is investigating the cyberattacks.
But it noted that the United Nations Security Council voted last month to approve a resolution condemning cyberattacks against Russia, saying it was the United Kingdom’s “most serious” violation of international law.
Russia, which has long blamed the United State for cyberattacks, said the U.S. intelligence agency has been acting on its behalf since the mid-2000s, and accused Washington of being a “rogue state.”
“The US is acting on behalf of a rogue state,” the ministry said in a statement on its website.
“The US intelligence agencies have been operating without any legal supervision or oversight for many years.
They are a criminal organisation with a criminal agenda.”
Earlier in the day, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Russia must “stop interfering in our internal affairs” and said that “there is no room” for “Russia to have an official position” in the United Nation.
The United States has been at the center of the latest cyberattacks that have affected the U,S.
and Russian economies.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has also said that U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is the first foreign minister to visit Moscow since the U-K.S.-Russia nuclear crisis in 2016, has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Kremlin is “ready to cooperate” in order to “stop the destabilizing cyberattacks” that have crippled Russia’s economy.
The Kremlin has been seeking a U.KS. resolution that would make the Russian government responsible for its cyberattacks on U.Y.S., the Russian economy and the UBS bank, the ministry added.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that it has opened an investigation into the actions of the United States, citing the…