The data of the American press on the connection of Russian intelligence with fakes about the coronavirus does not correspond to reality, said Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs. His commentary is quoted by Interfax on Wednesday, July 29.

“Either the journalists of these publications are exercising in the ingenuity of new conspiracy theories in the hope of encouraging their superiors, or this is another injection of American intelligence services,” he said.

According to the senator, so far not a single conspiracy theory spread in the Western media has been confirmed.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that two Russian intelligence officers were spreading false information on the Internet about the new coronavirus. According to the interlocutors of the publication, in this way Moscow is trying to destabilize the situation in the United States before the presidential elections. In particular, disinformation was allegedly published on the websites InfoRos, InfoBrics.org and OneWorld.press.

In May, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Russia and China are trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to their advantage.