It’s a tug-of-war, but it seems to be clear that a war is coming. Russia has vowed to protect its country against possible and planned attacks from the United States. The Kremlin condemns the West’s actions, saying that nothing of that sort has happened before.
Russia called out Washington for its “unprecedented” threats of cyber attacks. According to the Kremlin, such actions can be considered as “borderline insolence.”
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The statement comes after U.S. vice-President Joe Biden declared on Friday that the United States is planning to send a “message” to Russian President Vladimir Putin because of Moscow’s attempts to meddle with U.S. elections.
The Obama administration official accused Moscow last week of interfering with the country’s presidential elections, including hacking computers from American political organizations like the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
One source claims that the attack would “embarrass” a number of Russian officials, as reported by The Independent. Nonetheless, the Kremlin will not sit by idly as such threats were made against the country.
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“The threats directed against Moscow and our state’s leadership are unprecedented, because they are voiced at the level of the US vice president,” News.com quoted a Kremlin spokesman.
“To the backdrop of this aggressive, unpredictable line, we must take measures to protect (our) interests, to hedge risks,” the Kremlin spokesman added. However, the official did not detail what those measures would be.
Russia and the United States have seen their relations get strained through the years as political tensions rise. It also does not help that the two parties continue to accuse each other of war crimes in Syria.
“The general situation I think is pretty bad at this point, probably the worst … since 1973,” said Russia’s UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin.
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