Vladimir Putin suggests Jews and other minorities in Russia could be behind US election meddling

By Jeff Farrell

Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested Jews and other minorities in Russia, including Tatars and Ukranians, could be to blame for meddling in the US presidential election.

“Maybe they’re not even Russians,” he told NBC News. “Maybe they’re Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, just with Russian citizenship. Even that needs to be checked.”’

The Independent contacted Jewish organisations both in Britain and the US for comment. None responded at the time of publication.

The CIA concluded that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election – leaking hacked Democratic communications and flooding social media with misinformation.

Read more at www.independent.co.uk/

Also read: “Russiagate” or “Netanyahugate”?