The relations between Russia and the United States have gradually deteriorated. The Obama administration is to blame for the heightened tensions that are being experienced between the two nations.
The United States Intelligence Services has been accused by Russian President Vladimir Putin of performing a massive cyberattack against the Kremlin. A report issued by a senior security official states that Russia is facing increased cyber-attacks that are all originating from the U.S. On the other hand, the United States intelligence agencies claim that the Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the cyber campaign with the sole intent of boosting Donald Trump’s electoral chances by discrediting his rival Hillary Clinton in the presidential campaign. However, Russia has refuted the claims as it dismisses any accusations of a witch hunt.
“Recently we have noted a significant increase in attempts to inflict harm on Russia’s informational systems from external forces,” Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s Security Council, told the Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily, according to excerpts of an interview to be published in full on Monday.
“The global (Internet) operators and providers are widely used, while the methods they use constantly evolve,” said Patrushev, a former head of the FSB secret service and a close ally of Putin.
The outgoing President Barack Obama administration has been accused by Patrushev of “deliberately ignoring the fact that the main Internet servers are based on the territory of the United States and are used by Washington for intelligence and other purposes aimed at retaining its global domination”.
Patrushev pointed out that, despite the recent occurrences, Moscow was willing to establish constructive contacts with the incoming Trumps administration. On the other hand, Trump praised the Russian President as he emphasized that he was willing to improve the ties between the United States and Moscow.