Sanders urged Russia to “stay away” from US elections

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The candidate for nomination from the US Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders, in response to publications about allegedly interested in Russia in his victory, said that he did not need such help and urged the Russian Federation to “stay away” from the US election.

Earlier, the Washington Post, citing its sources, reported that Russia was allegedly trying to help Sanders in the US presidential election in 2020.

“Thanks to our unprecedented cohesion, thanks to our active fundraising, our agenda that takes into account the needs of working class people, we are the strongest campaign that can defeat Donald Trump, and this is exactly what we will do,” the statement says. Sanders statement to the press, the text of which is available to RIA.

“My message to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is clear: stay away from the US election, and as president I will take care of this,” Sanders said, adding that he is “strongly opposed to” the efforts of any “foreign power that wants to interfere in our elections ”

Earlier, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the news about Russian intervention in primaries in the US “paranoid”, noting that the Kremlin expects the growth of such “news” as the election approaches.

Thus, he reacted to the publication of The New York Times, which, citing U.S. intelligence, said that Russia would try to help U.S. President Donald Trump be re-elected in the 2020 elections and, inter alia, would interfere in the primaries of the Democrats.


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