UNREAL: Now Russia Is Accusing America Of This

The Russian foreign ministry accused the United States of “direct interference” in the country’s upcoming election after the State Department criticized ​the barring ​of ​President Vladimir Putin’s chief rival from running against him, a report on Wednesday said.

“This State Department statement, which I’m sure will be repeated, is a direct interference in our electoral process and internal affairs,” spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote Tuesday on Facebook​, according to Business Insider.​

The State Department lashed out at the Kremlin after an election commission stopped Alexei Navalny from mounting a challenge against Putin in the March 18 presidential election, expressing concern over the “ongoing crackdown against independent voices, from journalists to civil society activists and opposition politicians.”

​The statement said the Russian government is failing to protect “fundamental freedoms.”​

Read more at the New York Post.