Russia's Lavrov says reports on US election interference 'just blather'

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declined to comment on Saturday on U.S. indictments of 13 Russians and three Russian companies.
  • Washington has said there was criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declined to comment on Saturday on U.S. indictments of 13 Russians and three Russian companies in what Washington sees as a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Russia has repeatedly denied any effort to influence the U.S. election.

Lavrov echoed that tone, telling participants at the annual Munich Security Conference that even U.S. Vice President Michael Pence and others had raised questions about the U.S. investigation. "So until we see the facts, everything else is just blather," he said.