Russian President Vladimir Putin assured the leaders of the member countries “the Big twenty” participating in the summit in Hamburg, that Moscow did not interfere in the American elections. About this on their page Twitter wrote the Russian G20 Sherpa Svetlana Lukash on Saturday, July 8.
“President Putin discussed the digital economy at the G20 summit, mentioned the topic of the alleged Russian interference in elections on the negotiations with the President [of this country Donald] trump. President Putin pointed out to the partners in the “twenty” in the absence of real evidence that [intervention], and confirmed that Russia has never interfered in the elections in the USA”, — stated in the message Lucas.
July 7, us Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, describing the first meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States on the sidelines of the summit, said that trump is “pushed” to Putin, asking the question about the alleged Moscow’s intervention in the election. In turn, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that trump took Putin’s words that Russia did not interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged to believe the words of a Russian diplomat.
The first meeting of Putin and trump held in Hamburg on the sidelines of the summit of “Big twenty” on July 7 and lasted more than two hours. The sides discussed bilateral relations and key international problems.
The day before trump admitted that Russia has indeed intervened in the American elections in 2016. At the same time, he noted that it could make any other country.
The American side has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the U.S. presidential election with the help of hackers. Moscow denies such accusations.