Russia today launched a counter-attack on Theresa May branding her claims they spread fake news and interfered in elections 'irresponsible and unfounded'.
The PM last night launched her most hard-hitting attack on Moscow yet, accusing President Vladimir Putin's regime was trying to 'sow discord in the West'.
She said Russia was waging a 'campaign of cyber espionage and disruption', including hacking the German parliament and the Danish defence ministry.
And in a direct message to the Kremlin, the Prime Minister warned: 'We know what you are doing. And you will not succeed.'
But today Russia scrambled to hit back the the PM by saying the comments were a bid to distract attention from her poll ratings.
And the official Twitter account of the Russian ministry of foreign affairs published a bizarre message showing Mrs May taking a sip of red wine at last night's banquet.
They added the message: 'UK Prime Minister May on Russia: 'We know what you are doing.' We know what YOU are doing as well. Dear Theresa, we hope, one day you will try Crimean Massandra red wine.'
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