Moscow says has evidence of Western meddling in Russian election

FILE PHOTO - Spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova attends a news briefing in Moscow, Russia, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has tangible evidence of "the destructive interference of some Western countries" in Russia's domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election next month, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told a briefing on Thursday.

Maria Zakharova said Moscow had warned European countries that "such activity should stop".

"If is does not stop we will have to take tough counter-measures", she said.

(Reporting by Andrew Osborn, Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Andrew Osborn)