McMaster: Russia is interfering in the presidential elections in Mexico

McMaster: Russia is interfering in the presidential elections in Mexico

There are clear signs of Russian interference in the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico, said Advisor to the President for national security Herbert McMaster.

In his presentation before the members of the Jamestown Foundation, McMaster cited Mexico as an example for Russia in its aims of a massive campaign of disinformation of the population.

McMaster: Russia is interfering in the presidential elections in Mexico

Of the estimated RF interference in the political life of Mexico, Advisor to the President said earlier. «You’ve already seen the first signs of this in the Mexican presidential campaign,» said McMaster in circulation from 15 December. In the Mexican newspaper Reforma his comments were first made public on 7 January.

We will remind, presidential election in Mexico will take place in July 2018.

According to McMaster, the referendum on the independence of Catalonia (Spain), held on 1 October 2017, was also not without participation of Russia.

«In relation to Russia there is growing concern over the use of these complex campaigns, Subversion, misinformation and propaganda. The use of cyberinsurance in this» — summed up the President’s Advisor.

Visit of the Russian foreign Ministry they tweeted a statement in response. «#Russia has never planned and is not going to interfere in the electoral processes in other countries, including in Mexico, said the Deputy head of #Russia’s foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov,» the report says.

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