Russia offers hackers, election interference in April Fools' Day prank

Need an election hacked? Russia's got your back.

In posts to Twitter and Facebook, the country's foreign ministry has poked fun at claims it interfered in the US election.

It's uploaded audio of its purported new switchboard message for Russian embassies.

"To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press one," a man says.

"To use the services of Russian hackers, press two. To request election interference, press three, and wait until the next election campaign."

The ministry confirmed to The Associated Press the recording, in both Russian and English, was an "official joke".

Russia has repeatedly denied interfering with the US election, either through planting fake news stories or hacking into emails.

President Donald Trump's team is currently under investigation for allegedly coordinating its campaign with Russian agents.