MOSCOW, 25 Nov – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova jokingly answered the question about the criticism from the United States towards Russia on the climate agenda: “before we were criticized for hacker stuff, and now for emissions.”
“I just thought that at first for many years our American partners criticized us for the stuffing allegedly carried out by hackers. But now, apparently, the agenda has exhausted itself, and they began to criticize us for emissions. – Joked Zakharova at a briefing, answering a question about the attitude to criticism of US President Joe Biden and ex-President Barack Obama towards Russia.
She noted that Russia’s climate policy is consistent, while the US depends on the coming “new politicians and new economic operators, players” and is changing to the opposite, by 180 degrees.
“It is unacceptable for … climate issues to be politicized,” she added.
Obama, speaking at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, said he “was saddened to see the leaders of the two largest emitters, China and Russia, refused to attend the events.”
Biden said during a press conference in Glasgow that Russia and China did not attend the G20 Climate Summit. Biden also expressed the opinion that “the tundra is on fire” and “serious problems with the climate” in Russia. Later, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov answered the words about the burning tundra, noting that it burns, like the forests in California or Turkey, and this is “just, including, the very consequences of climate change that we are facing.” …
Earlier, the Assistant Director of the FBI Cyber Department, Brian Vorndran, said that the United States does not observe a decrease in cyber ransomware attacks allegedly originating from the territory of Russia.