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U.S. pledges to counter-act to alleged Russian election cyber-attacks

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U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama has on December 15 pledged that the country would counter-act against alleged Russian cyber-attacks during the U.S. presidential election campaign.

«I think there’s no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact on the integrity of our elections, that we need to take action and we will, at a time and a place of our own choosing,» Obama stated.

BBC reports that the U.S. has accused Russia of hacking the emails of the Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and her key aide, which the Kremlin strongly denies.

American intelligence agencies insist they have overwhelming evidence that Russian hackers linked to the Kremlin were behind the hacks and on December 15, a White House spokesman announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin was involved in the cyber-attacks.

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