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What's the GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency? 3 things to know

The GRU's reported involvement could contradict previous Kremlin claims about election interference 

After the new charges emerged, the Kremlin denied that it tried to sway the election.

"The Russian state has never interfered and has no intention of interfering in the U.S. elections," said Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov.

That said, if the involvement of the GRU officers in the hacking effort is proven, it would shatter the Kremlin denials of the Russian state's involvement in U.S. elections.

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The GRU, which answers to the Russian military's general staff, is part of the state machine and its involvement would indicate orders to interfere in the U.S. election came from the very top.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report. The Associated Press also contributed to this report.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.