February 15, 2018 / 2:00 PM / 10 months ago

Moscow says has evidence of Western meddling in Russian election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has tangible evidence of “the destructive interference of some Western countries” in Russia’s domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election next month, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told a briefing on Thursday.

Maria Zakharova said Moscow had warned European countries that “such activity should stop”.

“If is does not stop we will have to take tough counter-measures”, she said.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn, Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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