Presidential Press Secretary Said Moscow Not Involved in The Cyber Attacks on the Republican National Committee of US

On Wednesday, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the cyber attack on the cloud networks of the US Republican National Committee had nothing to do with Moscow.

"We don't know what exactly was there, but it has nothing to do with Moscow," a Kremlin spokesman told reporters.

He stressed that the Russian side "does not have any detailed information on this matter." At the same time, Peskov noted that recently there have been a lot of publications, which appear literally every day, concerning various cyberattacks and their alleged connection to Russia.

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that the cloud networks of the National Committee of the Republican Party of the United States, maintained by Microsoft, were subjected to a cyber attack. As noted by journalists, it was hackers from a cybercriminal group known as APT 29 or Cozy Bear.

On July 6, it became known that expert contacts between Moscow and Washington on cybersecurity were continuing after a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. According to White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, the U.S. side expects a new meeting of experts next week.

During the summit in Geneva on June 16, Putin and Biden agreed to start consultations on cybersecurity. The Russian leader drew attention to the fact that, even according to American sources, the majority of cyberattacks in the world are committed from the United States, as well as from Canada and the United Kingdom.

Putin stressed that Moscow and Washington can agree on rules of conduct in the areas of strategic stability, cybersecurity and regional conflicts. Biden, on the other hand, said that he gave his Russian colleague a list of 16 types of infrastructure facilities, attacks on which should be stopped immediately in the most effective way.