Official Moscow ridiculed the Buzzfeed publication for another portion of disclosures. In particular, the material says that a «contact person from the Russian Foreign Ministry» was communicating with «a high-ranking representative of the presidential campaign headquarters of President Donald Trump.» The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova writes about this today on her page in the social media.
She also added that she was trying to find out who the so-called «contact person from the Foreign Ministry» was, but there was no answer. Later the situation was clarified. It turned out that the «Foreign Ministry contact» named the employee of the Council for International Affairs of Russia Ivan Timofeev. Arguments in favor of this argument were publications, where Timofeev welcomed the visit of Donald Trump to Moscow, and also asked to coordinate with the Russians meetings.
«That is, the» MID contact «named the employee of the RIAC Ivan Timofeev. Despite the fact that information about him was published on the Council’s website, Buzzfeed persistently searched it in the Foreign Ministry.
The search was exhausting and, at the time of yesterday’s evening, no success. And this despite the fact that he is my friend on Facebook,» Zakharova writes with irony.
She also asked how the publication draws conclusions about Russia’s involvement in the American elections, if it can not find a «Russian agent» in social media.