Russian President Vladimir Putin contradicted the evidence Wednesday when he claimed Russians aren’t a top source of cyberattacks on the USA and other nations. They’re.

Putin also accused that the imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny of departing Russia unlawfully to look for medical treatment, disregarding the reality Navalny was hauled out of the nation while he was in a coma.

And Putin twisted the conditions of this Jan. 6 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol when he attempted to equate that assault with all the dangers his administration claims with from political resistance in Russia.

In response, President Joe Biden made the unsubstantiated claim the Capitol Turks murdered a police officer, whose departure really was attributed to organic causes maybe aggravated by the events of the insurrection.

PUTIN:”From American resources, it follows that the majority of the cyberattacks on the planet are performed in the cyber kingdom of the USA. Second location is Canada. Subsequently two Latin American nations. Russia isn’t among the list of nations from where — by the cyberspace of that — many of those several cyberattacks are performed.”

Putin didn’t recognize the origin of the record he mentioned. However, Russian-based electronic malfeasance is nicely recognized by U.S. officials and safety researchers alike.

While the U.S., Canada and Britain all participate in cyberespionage, the very destructive cyberattacks on document have come from state-backed Russian hackers or Russian-speaking ransomware offenders who operate with impunity from Russia and allied countries.

In one attack, the NotPetya virus failed over $10 billion in economic damage in 2017, hitting businesses such as shipping giant Maersk, the pharmaceutical firm Merck and the food firm Mondolez.