Putin denies Russian meddling in United States election

Speaking Friday at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Putin avoided criticizing Trump for the move that has caused global opprobrium.

"He said Russian Federation had offered the US and its allies the chance to inspect the Syrian base for traces of the chemical agent and criticized them for their refusal to do so".

Russian President Vladimir Putin has likened claims his country meddled in last year's U.S. elections to anti-Semitism.

"But it turned out that he was right", Putin said.

With particular scorn, Putin scoffed at the United States focus on the Russian ambassador's contacts with members of Trump's team, saying that the envoy was merely doing his job.

"I said it in then, I say it now", he added.

At the same time, the Russian President pointed out that "it was possible not to withdraw from the Paris agreement because it is a framework document so the US's obligations could have been changed".

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the Russian economy has entered a new stage of growth as the growth rate of foreign investment has surpassed the level of its economic growth.

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Other world leaders, however, have condemned Trump's decision.

The prime minister said he was glad that Putin had yesterday publicly stated that the resolution would be discussed.

Probes have centered on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was sacked three weeks into his tenure after lying about his contact with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak and former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

By distributing 40 crore LED bulbs, India has in the last three years saved energy "which will help the humankind in environment protection", he said.

Putin expressed scorn at the focus on Kislyak's contacts with Trump's team, saying it was normal for a diplomat to establish contacts.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia meddled in the US presidential election, saying the claims lack substance. Trump fired Comey days later despite an ongoing FBI investigation into Trump's campaign for possible collusion with Russian Federation. "It's just hysteria. Should I give you a pill?"

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  • Rita Burton