Kremlin rejects assertion Russia seeks to disrupt Paris Olympics

MOSCOW -- Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Friday rejected assertions by French President Emmanuel Macron that Russia would malevolently target the Paris Olympics this summer, calling them absolutely unfounded.

Peskov also denied a claim by the Czech Republic's transport minister, Martin Kupka, who told the Financial Times that Russia had been trying to sabotage the EU's railway networks through a large-scale hacking campaign.

"These are absolutely unfounded accusations in both the first and second cases. They are often heard, but they are never supported by any adequate evidence or argumentation. We absolutely do not accept such accusations," Peskov said.

Macron on Thursday expressed confidence that Russia would try to target the Olympics and named the information sphere as one possible area for interference.