Country says Britain is seeking to distract from a loss of status due to the Brexit crisis
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Russian officials have angrily rejected the conclusions of the Russia report, accusing the UK of taking a “leading role in Russophobia” and seeking to distract from a loss of status due to the Brexit crisis.
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They have also claimed the report cleared Moscow of attempts to influence the 2016 Brexit referendum, echoing a talking point popular among leave backers in the UK who do not want to see the results of the vote undermined.