Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs:
“State Duma deputies who are watching the midterm elections to the US Congress through the OSCE PA, confirm that there are no absurd accusations about alleged Russian intervention. But I would not be surprised that they can appear depending on a particular result, as it was repeatedly lately.
For my part, I want to emphasize once again that trying to find a “Russian trace” in the US election campaign is the same as looking for a black cat in a dark room, especially if it is not there. There is no intervention and there can not be. However, from our American colleagues, our colleagues, you can expect any fabrications against Moscow.
Of course, we all hope that this will soon cease. Perhaps the election to the US Congress will be the moment of truth after which Russian-American relations will begin to recover. But so far the anti-Russian flywheel has been promoted too much.
We wish our overseas partners fair and fair elections, without any fiction and insinuations against Russia “.