November 12, 2018 / 1:05 PM / a month ago

Kremlin dismisses Finnish allegation it may have disrupted GPS signal

FILE PHOTO: Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila talks to the media as he arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Monday dismissed an allegation from Finnish Prime Minster Juha Sipila that Russia may have intentionally disrupted Finland’s GPS signal during NATO war games in the Nordic countries over the past few weeks.

Sipila made the allegations on Sunday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call he had no information that Russia could have been responsible and said his country was regularly accused of all kinds of crimes, most of which were groundless.

Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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