Published: Sat, June 03, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Putin ridicules claims of meddling in United States vote

"This is a transferral, I repeat, of internal political squabbling in the United States onto the global arena", he said. "It's harmful, hurting worldwide relations, the global economy, security and the fight against terror". When asked about the meetings between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and members of Trump's campaign team, Putin appeared frustrated and defensively laughed off the allegations. The FBI is now investigating the claims, as well as possible collusion between Trump's team and Russian Federation.

"It reminds me of anti-Semitism", Putin said, his voice rising. "The Jews are blamed for everything", he added.

He said those relations had hit "their lowest point since the Cold War". Both Russia and India have a lot of context and mutual interests.

He asks Putin whether, as a former KGB agent, he despises Snowden - who was given refuge in Russian Federation after he initiated one of the largest data leaks in United States history.

During a panel meeting, Putin called on the US participants of the forum to "help restore a normal political dialogue. help a newly elected president and new administration". "I ask you on behalf of Russian Federation and appeal to the Americans: help the newly-elected president as well".

"We don't feel here that the temperature is getting hotter", he said.

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The statements on Modi, on the subject of climate change, came hours after Trump sent shockwaves across geopolitical circles, by pulling out from the Paris climate deal.

"Have you read those reports?" he shot back when Ms Kelly, who was moderating the discussion, raised the subject. "It's a very odd time in that sense".

Vladimir Putin pushed back against NBC News' Megyn Kelly at a forum on Friday, saying that blaming Russian Federation for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee is just like "blaming the Jews".

The New York property tycoon, who praised Putin repeatedly during last year's presidential campaign, is facing multiple probes in Washington into the extent of his alleged links to the Kremlin.

"He's direct, open", said Putin, who's commanded Russian Federation for 17 years.

"But we know what such sentiments lead to - it doesn't end in anything good", he said.

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