MOSCOW, August 5 (Itar-Tass) - RIA Novosti. Charge d'affaires of Russia in the US Dmitry Zhirnov called in the State Department, said in his Twitter official representative of the department Heather Nauert.

According to her, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell called Zhirnov because of Moscow's supposedly "aggressive" policy towards Washington.

She clarified that Zhirnov was expected to comment "on the Kremlin's attempts to use social networks to promote violence and division in the United States," adding that the United States "will not tolerate this aggressive intervention."

The reaction of the embassy

The Russian embassy, ​​commenting on the information about Zhirnov's summons to the State Department, expressed regret, noting that the US is slipping into "megaphone diplomacy".

The embassy expressed bewilderment about which answer for the "intervention" can be discussed, "if the object of the charges itself does not exist in principle," recalling that in two years Russia repeatedly dethroned the absolute inconsistency of such insinuations.

The embassy said that the State Department in fact played up to those forces in the establishment of the United States, which are developing in their own interests the topic of "Russia's interference" in US political processes.

The diplomats called on their American colleagues to focus their efforts on professional and mutually respectful work to stabilize and normalize relations between the US and Russia.

Accusations of "interference"

The US earlier demanded that Russia stop "interference" in the internal affairs of the country. This happened after Facebook reported on "recorded attempts" to exert political influence on the public on the eve of the election.

The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova believes that such statements "frankly play along" the political forces within the United States, which call into question the legitimacy of the election of President Donald Trump.

Investigation of Russia's imputed "interference" in the US elections, as well as alleged "ties" between Trump and Russia, denied in the White House and the Kremlin, is being conducted by the special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Despite the fact that it has been going on for more than a year, no evidence of any "intervention" has been presented.

Russia has repeatedly rejected accusations of trying to influence elections in various countries. President's press secretary Dmitry Peskov called them "absolutely unsubstantiated." Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking of alleged Russian interference in the elections in the US and other countries, said that there was no evidence to support this.

Note: Google translation