'We Know What You Are Doing': UK PM Theresa May Slams Russia For Election Meddling

London: Dispensing with diplomatic niceties, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday night charged Putin's Russia with attempting to "undermine free societies" and "sow discord" in Britain and the West by "weaponising information" and "deploying its state-run media organisations to plant fake stories."

"So I have a very simple message for Russia. We know what you are doing. And you will not succeed," May said. "The UK will do what is necessary to protect ourselves, and work with our allies to do likewise."

Theresa May, UK prime minister, speaks during the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall, in the square mile ...
Theresa May, UK prime minister, speaks during the annual Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall, in the square mile financial district of the City of London, UK. Photo: Bloomberg

May's condemnation, in a speech before business executives in a London banquet hall, are quite different from the remarks over the weekend from President Donald Trump, who appeared to take sides with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"He said he didn't meddle," Trump said Saturday, answering questions in the press cabin on Air Force One, about growing evidence of Russia's involvement into the 2016 campaign. "I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. . . . He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did."

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