New York, Oct 21 : Russia has reportedly rejected Republican presidential candidate John McCain's request for donations for poll campaign, saying the country does not finance political acts in foreign countries.
McCain has requested Russian Federation's United Nations mission in New York in writing to fund his poll campaign. But, in a terse response to the solicitation of money, the Russian mission said: "We do not finance political activity in foreign countries."
Senator McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, who has been a strong critic of Russia, blasting the country over its policy in Georgia after its intervention in the former Soviet state, has not endeared himself to the Russians, to say the least.
"In this connection we would like to reiterate that Russian officials, the permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations or the Russian government, do not finance political activity in foreign countries," The News quoted the mission as telling McCain.
According to the paper, Senator John McCain's campaign managers have so far not reacted over this.