Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is confident that Russia is trying to influence the upcoming American elections more than other countries and promised to “respond” if he wins.
“Many countries in the world would like to see our elections destabilized, but the one that is working on this most diligently and constantly … is Russia,” Biden said at a news conference on Friday, with local TV channels broadcasting live.
He was asked if he shared the opinion of US attorney General William Barr, who said earlier that China is acting “more aggressively” than Russia in trying to influence the US. “No, it doesn’t match the information I’m getting,” Biden replied.
“I believe that any country involved in any activity to delegitimize and influence American elections is a direct violation of our sovereignty, and if I become President of the United States, there will be a response to this,” Biden said.
Russia has repeatedly denied the accusations of trying to influence democratic processes in different countries, and the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called them “absolutely unfounded.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking about the alleged Russian interference in the elections in different countries, said that there are no facts to confirm this.