Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday dismissed an assessment by the US intelligence community of accusations of the role of Moscow in the US election, calling it "amateurism," Russian news agencies said.

"These charges are quite tiresome," Dmitry Peskov told Russian media. "This is already reminiscent of a large-scale witch hunt."

US intelligence officials released a report on Friday about sweeping charges against Russia for interfering with the US presidential campaign in 2016 and describing what he said were attempts by Moscow to carry out cyber attacks to undermine the election.

So far the Kremlin has remained silent on the report, which also said Russian-funded state media consistently displayed positive images of President-elect Donald Trump and negative images of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"These allegations are absolutely unfounded and sound quite amateurish and emotional, which is hardly applicable to the highly professional work of truly remarkable security services," said Dmitry Peskov.

Peskov said it was impossible to assess Trump's attitude toward the report, as he had not made "unequivocal comments on the subject." The Kremlin has repeatedly denied involvement in the theft and e-mail leakage of the Democratic National Convention last year.

"I do not know Putin"

During a presidential debate, Trump questioned Russia's involvement in cyberattacks, which had been asserted by the US government. At a rally in Florida, Trump made the following remarks:

"Have you ever noticed, whatever goes wrong they blame Russia?" Trump told the crowd. "They always blame Russia and then they say that Donald Trump is a friend...I do not know Putin, guys, what the hell do I have to do with Putin?"

Even the Trump campaign did not respond to the accusation, denying any coordination with the Russian government to undermine his political adversary Hillary Clinton

Russia looks unconcerned

Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, said the United States had no evidence of Russian involvement in the elections and suggested that Moscow should not worry about possible reprisals.

"If they have decided to do something, let them do it," Lavrov said.

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