MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. People accused of meddling in American elections. with the same success could be Americans. About this Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview to NBC, a fragment of which was aired on Friday.
“Nothing has changed since the meeting in Saint-Petersburg [previous interview – approx. TASS]. Surfaced some names, so what? With the same success it could be the names of some of the Americans who sit here and interfere in your own political processes,” he said.
“Look, the world is very big and diverse. Russia and the United States very difficult relationship. And part of our people has an opinion about these relations. You gave me the part of individuals and say that they are Russian. What? Maybe being in Russia, they work for an American company. Maybe some of them worked for the American candidates. I have no idea, it’s not my problem,” the President added.
Previously, the unit of spectracolor USA Robert Mueller had prepared the indictment on the “case of the Russian Federation”. 13 citizens of Russia and three Russian organizations accused of attempting to intervene in the presidential race in 2016 and the American political process. In particular, among the accused included 12 employees “of the Agency’s Internet research” and entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin.
The head of the White house Donald trump and his key aides have repeatedly rejected allegations of any improper contacts with officials from Russia during the election campaign. In turn, Moscow has also repeatedly denied allegations of “interference” in American elections.