MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. Malicious activity in the cyber domain against Russia is carried out, including from the territory of the United States. Moscow is constantly taking measures to protect itself from such threats, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
US leader Joe Biden earlier announced a one-year extension of the state of emergency imposed on April 15, 2021, due to "harmful activities" by Russian authorities. He said the decision was made "to address the extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States that has emerged as a result of the Russian government's malicious foreign activities."
"There is malicious activity in cyberspace coming from the territory of the United States - it is well known. And, of course, we are constantly taking measures to protect ourselves against such attacks in all relevant areas, they are constantly coming," the Kremlin spokesman said in response to a question about whether Russia could also impose a state of emergency or other similar regime due to malicious activity by the United States.
Washington accuses Moscow of "undermining free and fair democratic elections in the United States and its ally countries," cybercrime, "using transnational corruption to influence foreign governments" and harassing dissidents and journalists. The White House also mentions the alleged "undermining of security in countries and regions important to the national security of the United States, and violations of universally recognized principles of international law, including respect for the territorial integrity of states."
Russian authorities have repeatedly denied such accusations. Peskov, for instance, commenting on allegations of Moscow's involvement in hacking attacks on US government agencies and companies, said that they "are absolutely unfounded and more likely a continuation of the blind Russophobia that is used in all incidents."