Disinfo: The US never presented evidence of Russia’s involvement in election interference or cyberattacks


Russia never received any kind of evidence of the cyberattacks in which it is supposedly involved or of its alleged interference in the US elections. The claims that Russian hackers or Moscow are behind it are a farce. Never, not once, did the US make the effort to present any kind of testimonies or evidence. The accusations are unfounded.


Contrary to the claim, there is plenty of evidence of Russia’s attempts to interfere in the US elections as well as cyberattacks.

The investigation led by US special counsel Robert Mueller presented plentiful evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election -including testimonies and physical proof-, which led to the criminal indictment of 34 people, 26 of them Russian citizens or entities including the infamous Internet Research Agency. The 5-volume report of the US Senate Intelligence Committee widened the scope of the investigation and provided additional evidence of Russia’s meddling in the electoral process in 2016. The National Intelligence Council warned both before and after the 2020 election in the US that Russia also attempted to interfere in favour of one candidate and against the other.

The United States formally named the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), also known as APT 29, Cozy Bear, and The Dukes, as the perpetrator of the broad-scope cyber espionage campaign that exploited the SolarWinds Orion platform and other information technology infrastructures. The U.S. Intelligence Community had high confidence in its assessment of attribution to the SVR. The SVR’s compromise of the SolarWinds software supply chain gave it the ability to spy on or potentially disrupt more than 16,000 computer systems worldwide. The US imposed sanctions on Russian technology companies involved in supporting the attack.

See here for our previous debunk on this episode.

See other examples of similar disinformation narratives in our database, such as claims that Czech investigators have no evidence of Russian involvement in the Vrbetice explosion, that London failed to provide proof of Novichok and Russia’s responsibility in Skripal case, that there is no evidence that civilians were killed by Russian airstrikes and that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, that the Navalny case is an outrageous fraud and an anti-Russian campaign, or that in 2021 Russia will remain the perfect scapegoat.


  • Reported in: Issue 249
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2021
  • Article language(s) Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia
  • Keywords: election meddling, US Presidential Election 2020, Cyber
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Disinfo: The West is letting the Syrian people starve because of sanctions

The West could not destroy Syria with war - now it is letting the people starve with sanctions.

Sadistic because, while the sanctions provided by this law ostensibly target the Syrian government and its allies to punish alleged "war crimes" against civilians and deter further ones - in reality, they inflict endless suffering on those same Syrian civilians.

Sanctions are among the deadliest of all weapons that can be used in hybrid warfare against the people of an attacked country. At the same time that sanctions are in place, the West is stealing the oil, burning the food, or creating it outside of Syria to sell-all to rob the Syrian people of their own resources, of the wealth of their own country.

And may such Western representatives, completely devoid of any moral integrity, continue to bombard Syria and Russia with one accusation after another: It is abundantly clear that the suffering of Syrians is a product of the illegal war against Syria and the murderous, criminal sanctions against the Syrian people.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Syrian war and the belligerent intentions of the West towards Syria.

Within the context of the Syrian conflict, EU sanctions, imposed since 9 May 2011, respond to the repression perpetrated on the Syrian people by the Syrian Assad regime and its supporters, including through the use of live ammunition against peaceful protesters and the regime’s involvement in the proliferation and use of chemical weapons.

Disinfo: Ukrainian regime is a terrorist organisation

The regime in Kyiv did not start yesterday its crimes, which cannot be interpreted otherwise than acts of terror. From the beginning of its existence, the militants of the "Maidan", the main component of the coup d'etat, have committed terrorist acts. For seven years, the post-Maidan authorities have acted and are acting as a terrorist organisation.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine is a state supporting terrorism and that the Ukrainian government assumed power after the coup d'etat.

Ukraine is not a terrorist state, it does not support terrorism in any form. The Ukrainian government does not support or finance terrorist groups. The Ukrainian government is recognised by other governments across the world.

Disinfo: Russian-speakers are still openly discriminated against, especially in the Baltic states

Russian-speaking people are still openly discriminated against in some countries. Discrimination is aimed at the Russian language and education in the Russian language. The Russian-speaking people are forced to sever the link with the historical homeland.

The scandals linked to the discrimination against the Russian language permanently happen in the Baltic states and, especially, in Latvia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the Baltic countries, accusing them of violation of human rights of the Russian-speaking minority.

The Baltic states are democratic countries, which respect human rights and do not discriminate or oppress any persons because of their citizenship and political opinions. In the ranking Freedom in the World (by Freedom House) Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia marked as “free” countries. Read more about the real situation with human rights in LithuaniaLatvia and Estonia.