Russia Preemptively Denies Role In JFK’s Assassination

The Independent reports:

Russia has preemptively denied ties to any plot to assassinate late President John F Kennedy ahead of the expected release of thousands of archived records. The National Archives was due to release a trove of documents related to the 22 November 1963 assassination on Thursday.

One of several conspiracy theories about Mr Kennedy’s killer Lee Harvey Oswald is that he was in contact with then-Soviet intelligence services, or was given training by them while he was on a visit to the USSR.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “If even here wild insinuations are hurled at Russia, that would be a shame, because it is information, and not disinformation that people want.

“I can’t even imagine how one can distort this topic to such a degree,” she reportedly said, despite no official accusations have been voiced publicly by the US government or police authorities.