Press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov considers absurd the newspaper The New York Times about that conversation with the President of the United States Donald trump and Putin on the question of the alleged interference of Moscow in American elections “at times strained”. He told this in the TV show “Sunday night with Vladimir Solovyov” on TV channel “Russia 1”. Video fragment of transfer is available on YouTube.
“All these arguments that you mentioned, about the New York Times, from the absurdity. I repeat, there was only two people, and where the New York Times to know how many minutes what was discussed, and when someone raised his voice, did in fact eat it all just speaks volumes about the fact that there are great storytellers who are doing their best not to let the wave of Russophobic woge”, — quotes RIA Novosti words Peskov.
The newspaper’s sources told the newspaper that Putin “loudly demanded evidence” of representatives of the United States of Moscow’s interference in elections. The conversation on the subject lasted 40 minutes, after which trump said his Russian counterpart that it was time to move on to other issues, says the publication.
Putin himself on Saturday at a press conference said that trump paid a lot of attention to the question of alleged Russian interference in the election process in the United States. And, according to the Russian President, the head of the White house “took his arguments about non-interference of Moscow”.
July 7, us Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, describing the talks between Putin and trump, said that trump put pressure on Putin, asking the question about the alleged Moscow’s intervention in the American elections. 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 took place on 7 July and lasted more than two hours. The sides discussed bilateral relations and key international problems.
Russia has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election with the help of hackers. American journalists and officials asserted that they allegedly kidnapped the correspondence Democrats, later posted online, and tried to penetrate into the electronic system of counting of votes.
Moscow denies such accusations. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not rule out that the mysterious hackers could be based in the United States.