May 21, 2018

Putin denies allegations of Kremlin-directed Russian meddling in U.S. election

11 March 2018, 01:23 | Simon Arnold

Russian President Vladimir Putin was interviewed earlier this month

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied the rumors of Russian meddling in the USA elections. Putin told NBC. "There are 146 million Russians".

"I could not care less because they do not represent the state", he said, adding that Russian Federation would not extradite them. "I couldn't care less.They do not represent the interests of the Russian state". "The Russians are going to push as hard as they can until we start pushing back".

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to cooperate with the opposition if it tries to strengthen the country.

He said U.S. authorities should send Russia's general prosecutor an official request.

Trump has also hinted that he gives Putin the benefit of the doubt when he denies that Moscow interfered.

Putin, who faces re-election this year, again denied charges by USA intelligence agencies that he ordered the interference. "I do not know, either", the Russian leader said.

Israeli lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova quickly called on Israel to condemn Putin's "harsh" comments, saying that "if Israel does not defend the Jewish people, no one will, according to Haaretz".

Kelly listed some of the accusations of Russian interference made by Mueller's office and other U.S. officials, including the spreading of false information online. Putin said. "It's not our goal to interfere. Give us materials, give us information", Putin said in another excerpt from the interview with NBC, according to an English voice-over of his words.

Putin suggested in the interview that the reason Trump has seemed deferential to him is he knew upon taking office that he needed to develop a "cooperative relationship" with Russian Federation and thus he needed to treat his counterpart with respect. "Well, Donald is a more modern person", the Russian leader told the journalist. "It's up to the Russian voters", he said.

"We are not the ones who labeled you our enemies".

"We in Russia can not prosecute anyone as long as they have not violated Russian law", he said. "Why did you do that?"

"Are we the ones who imposed sanctions on the United States?" he asked.

Celeste Wallander is President and CEO of the U.S. -Russia Foundation.

"Listen, let's sit down calmly, talk and figure things out", he said. "I know such a man but I don't count him among my friends".

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