Eleven US Representatives claimed that the US Treasury and the European Union should impose sanctions on Russian national Yevgeny Prigozhin.
The Representatives issued a letter to the EU Envoy in Washington alleging that Prigozhin is a Kremlin agent who interfered with the US presidential election in 2016 and is now spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.
Previously, former US Special counsel Robert Mueller, who led an investigation into alleged Russian interference with the 2016 US presidential election, mentioned Prigozhin in his report. Yet, Mueller’s probe was repeatedly discredited by further investigation, thus, his findings do not seem to be reliable.
Bill Keating, Democratic Representative, one of those initiating the claim against Prigozhin, stated that the man is responsible for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus to “fuel distrust in the West.”
Russian Embassy in the US commented on the matter and stated that “trying to score political points by Russophobia and attributing fake news about Covid-19 to Russia is doubly cynical.”
“We urge American politicians to exercise common sense and join forces in the fight against a common misfortune—the coronavirus pandemic. Sowing discord, panic and xenophobia means helping the disease to spread.”
Vesna News — official website