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Russia: Mueller indictments are attempt to "spoil" Trump-Putin summit

Vladimir Putin speaks at a podium standing before the Red Square.
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Moscow has called the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for hacking the 2016 U.S. elections "bogus" and an attempt to "spoil" the meeting scheduled between Presidents Trump and Putin Monday.

“It is regrettable that the duplication of false information in Washington has become the norm, and criminal cases are worked up for obvious political reasons. The question remains: how long will they continue to break this shameful comedy that disgraces the US?”
— Russian foreign ministry statement, obtained by CNN