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Kremlin refutes ‘fake’ news reports on Russia's alleged funding of anti-fracking activists

July 24, 14:54 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to Politico, Congressional Republicans suspect Moscow of bankrolling environmental groups to oppose the extraction of shale oil and gas

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MOSCOW, July 24. /TASS/. The Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has refuted statements by several US senators who accused Russia of financing "green" organizations that protests against shale oil extraction.

"These are fake statements. We know neither the sources nor who claims this. As a rule such statements do not have any sources," Peskov said.

According to the US-based newspaper, Politico, Republicans in the US House of Representatives suspect Moscow of bankrolling environmental groups to oppose the extraction of shale oil and gas. Despite the absurdity of these statements, those concerned Republicans called on US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin to investigate possible funding of environmentalists from Moscow, the newspaper wrote.
 

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