Putin admitted the bringing to justice of Russians, accused of influence on U.S. elections


TASS, 6 Mar. Accused of meddling in elections in the USA, the Russians will be brought to justice if they violated the laws of the Russian Federation. This was stated by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in interview to TV channel NBC, a fragment of which was aired on Tuesday.

“If they violate the law, then we will bring them to justice. If they Russian law is not violated, to bring them to justice”, – said Putin. “In the end, you have to understand that people in Russia don’t live under American law and under Russian law, and so it will continue,” he said.

The President also noted that even if the intervention of 13 Russians and three Russian organizations in the American elections of 2016 has actually happened, he’s not interested. “I don’t care, – said Putin. – I absolutely do not care because they do not represent the interests of the Russian state”.

“If something’s bothering you, tell us officially, send us the document that proves it,” – said the President. “Explain to us what exactly they are accused, and then we’ll see,” said the Russian leader.

February 16, the U.S. authorities brought charges against 13 citizens of Russia and three Russian organizations in attempts to interfere in American political processes and the election of the presidential race of 2016. The indictment was prepared by the office of spectracolor Robert Mueller. Among the accused are the entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin and 12 employees of the “Agency of Internet research”.

The President of the United States Donald trump and his key aides repeatedly rejected suspicions of any improper contacts with Russian officials during the American election campaign. Moscow has many times denied allegations of attempts to influence the presidential elections in the United States.

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