Putin on United States election hacking allegations: 'We didn't do this. Stop this.'

Laura Christensen
Июня 3, 2017

Earlier, Trump accused India of extracting "billions and billions and billions" of dollars in foreign aid from the developed world to sign up for the climate accord and pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord.

In a sign of exasperation, Putin compared what he described as the obsessive United States focus on alleged Russian interference with the vote to anti-Semitism. "There are only assumptions and conclusions on based on suppositions".

"It's easier to say, 'It's not our fault, '" Putin continued, speaking of Americans who are pinning the election results on Russian interference. "That's how we can fight terrorism", he said.

He said both Russian Federation and U.S. have witnessed the collapse of the groundwork of bilateral cooperation that had taken decades to build.

He blamed the Democrats for the failure to acknowledge their mistakes in the campaign, and "taking internal United States political squabbles into the worldwide arena".

And Putin's remark to Kelly that the TV host's young daughter could have pinned responsibility on Russia is reminiscent of Trump's remark, during a debate, that "somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds" could have hacked Democratic National Committee during the campaign, not Russian operatives.

"He said: "(It is) so refreshing to have a President who stands without apology.for America first".

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Putin expressed scorn at the focus on Kislyak's contacts with Trump's team, saying it was normal for a diplomat to establish contacts.

The Russian president dismissed the conclusions of the us intelligence community that Russia meddled on behalf of Trump, saying that he had read the report and found nothing but "speculation and conclusions base on speculation".

"What else is the ambassador supposed to do?" He even tried to calm an inquisitive Kelly by asking: "Isn't there a pill they can give you?"

The former KGB officer also took aim at a favorite Russian target, NATO, asking why the alliance needed such robust defense spending. "He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs".

On China, he said that despite differences, New Delhi and Beijing have come together on the BRICS platform to create two financial institutions, one headed by China where India is a partner and one BRICS Bank where the two regional superpowers are collaborators. Putin and a handful of his colleagues at the St. Petersburg event said that Russian Federation is interested in participating in the Paris agreement but noted that the US must take part in curbing carbon emissions in some form.

Russian Federation is a signatory of the Paris Agreement, and the Kremlin said this week it would remain in the climate accord.

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