Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the promise of the Vice-President of the USA Joseph Biden at the “right time” to respond to a hacker attack on the democratic party of the United States, as well as data from NBC News about the impending American operation against Moscow in cyberspace.
“We will take precautions. The fact that the growing unpredictability and aggressiveness of the United States of America, such threats to Moscow and the leadership of our state is unprecedented, because the threat voiced at the level of Vice-President of the United States, and, of course, against the background of such aggressive lines, unpredictable lines we have to take measures to protect interests, to hedge their risks,” — said Peskov (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Earlier, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, commenting on the findings of NBC News, said that it will have a reaction. “Obviously, we will, of course. It is on the brink of rudeness. Moreover, reference to specific figures from the Russian authorities”, — he answered the question of whether Russia react.
Earlier, Biden in an interview with NBC, promised at the “right time” to respond to a hacker attack on the network of the democratic party of the United States.
“We send the signal to (Russian President Vladimir Putin. — RBC), “he said with a smile Biden to a reporter’s question, why is the us government still has not responded to a hacker attack. He noted that the U.S. “has the capacity to do it, and the signal will be filed,” and stressed that Russia has no possibility to influence the U.S. presidential election.
NBC News, in turn, reported that the CIA has begun to develop a secret cyberactive against Russia in response to “alleged Russian interference in the American presidential elections.” As told by retired Admiral James Stavridis, the US needs to attack “Russia’s ability to censor domestic Internet traffic”. In addition, we plan to identify “financial transactions President Vladimir Putin and his associates”, he said.