Konstantin Kosachev: US Media Reports Concerning Russian Intelligence And Coronavirus Are Delusional
Publications in American publications about the alleged involvement of Russian intelligence in the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus are "another delusion." The head of the Federation Council's International Affairs Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, did not rule out that this could be a throw-in by the US special services.
"This is the first time I have heard the relevant names; I am not familiar with these sites and, most importantly, I do not understand what Russia as a state has to do with this. Another nonsense, nothing more," Kosachev told TASS.
He added that so far, none of the conspiracy theories of the Associated Press and the New York Times has survived expert verification and has not been confirmed in real life. "Either the journalists of these publications are practicing inventing new conspiracy theories in the hope of encouraging their superiors, or this is another throw-in of the American secret services," the Senator believes.
Earlier, the Associated Press and the New York Times published articles accusing Russia of misinformation about the pandemic. They claim that two former employees of the Russian Main Intelligence Agency, Alexander Starunsky, and Denis Tyurin, allegedly spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic through Internet sites.