Moscow holds first night rehearsal of Victory Day ParadeMilitary & Defense April 28, 1:18
Russia’s Kvyat expects full-house attendance at 2017 F1 Russia GP in SochiSport April 28, 1:14
Only OPCW investigation can bring up truth on Khan Sheykhun chemical attack — MoscowWorld April 27, 23:37
Kvyat to race at home F1 GP in Sochi with new helmet design depicting him riding torpedoSport April 27, 21:43
Maria Sharapova gets into quarterfinal of tournament in StuttgartSport April 27, 21:16
Russia, Japan to hold bilateral year of culture in 2018World April 27, 20:49
Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow – pragmatism above all elseRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 19:18
Japanese businessmen and officials to visit South Kuril Islands in summerWorld April 27, 18:46
Putin, Abe call for quickest restart of talks on Korean settlementRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 18:32
WASHINGTON, November 7. /TASS/. The US administration is seeking to avoid further escalation of tension caused by the invasion of US political organizations’ computer systems and Washington’s attempts to lay the blame for this on Russia, David Ignatius, a columnist for the Washington Post, said on Sunday without disclosing his sources of information.
"I’m told finally that although Vice President (Joseph) Biden warned of US reprisals, none have been taken so far against Russia. And the reason is there’s a desire to avoid any kind of cycle of escalation in this very difficult period before the election," said Ignatius, who writes a foreign affairs column twice a week.
He also noted that the signal on the inadmissibility of continuing cyberattacks on US political organizations Washington blames Russia for had been sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin by his US counterpart, Barack Obama.
"I’m told that since then there was a private warning, I believe by President Obama himself, to Vladimir Putin," Ignatius told CBS TV network. According to Ignatius, the US leader allegedly informed the head of the Russian state that "any further Russian attempts to interfere in the US elections would have the most serious consequences." He did not specify how and when Washington’s alleged message was handed over to Moscow.
The Washington Post columnist admitted that no cyberattacks from Russian hackers had been recorded by the US authorities recently. Nevertheless, he emphasized that the US administration is closely following the developments in the US cyberspace. According to Ignatius, "there’s a cyber war room set up for Tuesday (the election day in the US - TASS) to monitor any attempt to intrude.".