U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he doubted that Russia was involved in cyber attacks on the U.S.
According to him, it is wrong to put forward serious charges not having sufficient evidence.
“I think it’s unfair if they don’t know. It could be somebody else,” said Trump.
Moscow is accused of using hackers to obtain confidential compromising materials of the Democratic Party and made them public in order to influence public opinion, and thereby to change the outcome of the vote in favor of Trump.
In connection to that, on December 29 Washington imposed sanctions against the FSB, GRU, a number of Russian organizations, and six individuals. As part of a new package of sanctions, 35 diplomats from the Russian embassy were declared persona non grata. They were ordered to leave the country within 72 hours. Moscow called it a provocation aimed at undermining the Russian-American relations, but Putin has decided to do nothing in response.