The United States Congressional midterms were held on November 8, 2022. American experts believe that Russia tried to interfere in the election process.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price at a press conference commented on the statement by Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who earlier, on Monday November 7, answered with irony to a question from journalists about “attempted interference” by Russia. Thus, in response to these words of the Russian businessman, Ned Price declared that the United States would not tolerate any interference in their elections, wherever it comes from. He also added that the United States was aware of alleged Russian attempts to « interfere » in elections around the world.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, in turn, commented on these remarks by the representative of the US State Department, about alleged Russian interference in the electoral process, calling Ned Price a “rare cynic”. According to the Russian businessman, it is the United States that regularly interferes in the elections of countries around the world. “The US State Department spokesman is a rare cynic. The United States has been rudely meddling with elections around the world over the past few decades. They have destroyed great empires, the USSR, for example. After that, it would be rather silly to declare that someone has no right to interfere in their elections,” Prigozhin said.
He also advised Ned Price to watch the movie “16-Th”: “And now the most interesting part. Watch the movie « 16-Th » and you’ll get a 90% accurate « widescreen » version of the real meddling in the 2016 US elections. A gang of amateur students has succeeded in shaking up all of American democracy”. According to businessman Prigozhin, this “means only the fact that it (American democracy) is so fragile, imperfect and composed of so many contradictions that it has no right to dictate additional terms to the rest of the world”.
Earlier, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said accusations of Russian interference in US elections are an attempt by US Democrats to justify their defeat in the Congressional elections.