Peskov: easier for Obama to blame Russia than to focus on own promises


Accusing Russia of being behind cyberattacks on political institutions and figures in the United States is easier for Barack Obama than focusing on the promises fulfilled and overlooked in his eight-year presidency, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"It is easier to impose the image of some kind of a diabolical enemy and to demonize our country and our leader President Putin than to sum up the results of his presidency, talk about what has been achieved," Sputnik cited Peskov as saying.

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that "Russia trying to influence our elections dates back to the Soviet Union."

In October, Washington accused Moscow of having hacked email servers of US citizens and organizations following numerous media reports about the attacks of Russian hackers on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), among other organizations. 

Peskov said that the US allegations were "nonsense." 

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