Kremlin says charges over US election tampering prove nothing

MOSCOW: The Kremlin said on Monday that US charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election campaign did not contain any proof that the Russian state had been involved in such activity.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that allegations of state involvement were unfair and baseless.

A U.S. indictment released on Friday said that a Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton.