OREANDA-NEWS. The New York Times reported, citing seven sources, that the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service is trying to foment interracial tensions in the United States before the 2020 presidential election.

The publication referred to American officials recently acquainted with the latest intelligence data. According to them, the tactics of the Russian special services have changed in comparison with the 2016 election campaign, they began to act secretly, but they still have the goal of provoking a split in society and exacerbating tensions, including interracial. The interlocutors of the newspaper do not unanimously say that the purpose of the intervention is to influence the results of the presidential election, as well as they cannot clearly say what kind of result is sought by Moscow.

The Russian Foreign Ministry denied these statements. “It is an idle talk, turning into propaganda,” the agency’s representative Maria Zakharova said.