Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking to foreign journalists commented on the accusations from the US authorities about alleged Russian intervention in the American presidential elections held in November 2016 and has led to the rise of Donald trump and his administration.
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According to the head of the state, if someone’s to blame for constant pressure on electoral processes in other countries, then it should be done in respect of the United States.
“The United States themselves for all the world to actively intervene in election campaigns in other countries where a finger on a map of the world tkni”, – said Vladimir Putin said in his NBC interview, stressing that he is not trying his words to offend someone.
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“In many countries it will be possible to hear complaints that American officials intervene in their domestic political processes… So if someone… somehow influences or attempts to influence, or somehow involved in the electoral processes of the United States, the United States not to be offended. They resent Russia for the fact that we are interfering? You are constantly interfering,” said the President of Russia.
“And this is not an attempt to justify a statement of fact”, – stressed the head of state.
“For every action there is a corresponding reaction… However, I have repeatedly said to representatives of the media: presidents come and go, the party in power change, but the political line remains the same. Therefore, by and large, Russia is still who will be the President of the United States, and so we know about what will happen. In this regard, we even have no meaning to intervene,” he added.
“And those who insist on the facts about the alleged Russian interference in presidential elections in the United States, just misled. Direct evidence of such interference is not”, – concluded Vladimir Putin.