Kremlin dismisses accusations of Moscow’s involvement in Pentagon leak

Anna Chernova

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has dismissed accusations that Moscow may have been involved in the Pentagon leak of classified documents.

Asked during a regular call with journalists on Monday whether Russia or pro-Russian sources could be behind the leak, Peskov criticized what he said was a tendency to blame Moscow.

“The tendency to always blame Russia for everything and blame everything on Russia is now a common disease,” he said.

Peskov also said the leaks are “quite interesting” and that he cannot rule out that the US could have been eavesdropping on its key allies.

“The fact that the United States has long begun surveillance of various heads of state, especially of European capitals, has repeatedly surfaced and caused scandalous situations,” Peskov said. “Therefore, this cannot be ruled out.”

The leaked Pentagon documents, which include highly classified information on US support for Ukraine and key US allies such as Israel, were posted online.

US officials have confirmed the authenticity of some of the leaked documents, which also allege the US was eavesdropping on key allies, including South Korea, Israel, and Ukraine.

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