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russian politicians dismiss pm's 'election meddling' claims

media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionrussia 'tries to sow discord in the west'senior russian politicians have dismissed accusations by theresa may that moscow has meddled in elections and carried out cyber-espionage.on monday night, mrs may accused moscow of "planting fake stories" to "sow discord in the west".she said vladimir putin's government was trying to "undermine free societies".russian senators accused the uk pm of "making a fool of herself" with a "counterproductive" speech.but the top us diplomat in the uk, woody johnson, said countries engaging in such behaviour needed to be "called out".president donald trump's newly appointed ambassador to the uk told bbc news that mrs may "probably has evidence" of russian meddling and she had "every right" to draw attention to it.mrs may's comments, at the lord mayor's banquet at london's guildhall, were in contrast to those of us president donald trump, who last week said he believed president putin's denial of intervening in the 2016 presidential election. the russian embassy in the uk hit back at her criticism on twitter and described her remarks as "fake news".alexei pushkov, a russian senator involved in media policy, said: "the world order that suits may, with the seizure of iraq, war in libya, the rise of is and terrorism in europe, has had its day. you can't save it by attacking russia."leonid slutsky, the chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the lower house of r...