Putin Calls For Pact With U.S. To Avoid ‘Digital Sphere’ Election Confrontations

September 25, 2020 13:45 GMT – By RFE/RL

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has called for a new deal with the United States to ensure neither country engages in cyber-meddling in each other’s elections.

In a statement ahead of the U.S. presidential election on November 3, Putin called on September 25 for a reset between Russia and the United States, adding that he wanted an agreement between the two countries to prevent incidents in cyberspace.

Putin’s offer comes amid recent reports suggesting that Moscow may already be trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. vote. And, it wouldn’t be the first time.

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election with the aim of helping Donald Trump, including by hacking into the campaign of his rival Hillary Clinton. Moscow denies that charge.

Trump is currently campaigning for reelection against Democrat Joe Biden, and Russia has denied it is attempting to interfere in the campaign, despite evidence to the contrary.

“One of the main strategic challenges of our time is the risk of a large-scale confrontation in the digital sphere,” Putin said in the Kremlin statement.

“We would like to once again appeal to the United States with a proposal to approve a comprehensive program of practical measures to reset our relations in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT),” the Kremlin said.

Wagner boss Prigozhin and tiny dictator Putin

Facebook said on September 24 that it had dismantled three networks of fake accounts which could be used by Russia’s intelligence services to leak hacked documents to disrupt the upcoming U.S. election.

The social-media company said the accounts, which it suspended for using fake identities and other types of “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” were linked to Russian intelligence and people associated with a St. Petersburg-based organisation accused by U.S. officials of working to sway the 2016 presidential vote.

Microsoft said two weeks ago that hackers linked to Russia, China, and Iran were trying to spy on people tied to both Trump and Biden. Russia and China dismissed the allegations.

Reuters reported on September 9 that Microsoft had alerted one of Biden’s main election-campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers. The Kremlin called the report “nonsense”.

7 comments

  • Looks like the latest US sanctions on Prigozhin are starting to bite. The tiny dictator is still trying to get a deal with Trump to hang his tiny hat on.

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  • Anything the people at facebook say can’t be trusted, not that I trust the Putin regime.

    Euromaidan published an article back in ’14 that would make a good permanent link. It’s about how Russia hijacked the history of Kyivan Rus and transformed it all into lies. The stories about Alexander “Nevsky” for example, are all lies.

    http://euromaidanpress.com/2014/05/14/how-moscow-hijacked-the-history-of-kyivan-rus/

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    • Yes that’s a classic and trustworthy account of history. One that the eastern scum would like you not to read.

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      • I’ve stumbled across pieces of it over the years and was able to learn enough to know that Russian History was literally just lies agreed upon. Their St. Nevsky also murdered the Prince of Ukraine at the feet of his friend, the Mongol Governor of Kazan.

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        • Yes, you have to be a cold-blooded murderer to become a “saint” in Moskovia. It’s also sickening that Moskovia still claims St. Olga (Olha) of Kyiv as one of their Saints. All these centuries later you’d think we have our history correct and then along comes Wikipedia written by RTrolls to confuse everyone.

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  • I, as president, would not sign a single agreement with mafia land. It wouldn’t be worth the paper, the ink nor my time.

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    • John McCain described it as a ‘gas station masquerading as a nation’. He might have wanted to go a bit further: Russia is itself an empire, not a country, since it consists of some ‘legitimate’ land around Muscovy, surrounded by lands that have been thieved off others. They became Russian on the standard Russian imperial business model which can be seen in Crimea: invade, occupy, inflict genocide and implement race replacement. They have no business whatsoever being in the entire Caucasus region or Siberia, just to name two examples. Furthermore, the siloviki, mafia and oligarchs are interchangeable in the current fascist terror regime.

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