Putin says Russia does not seek confrontation with US

Reuters | Published: 17:55, Oct 16,2016 | Updated: 18:04, Oct 16,2016

Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping

Russian president Vladimir Putin meets with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Benaulim, in the western state of Goa, India, October 15, 2016. — Reuters photo

Russia does not seek confrontation with the United States and is not trying to influence the upcoming presidential election, Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Sunday.

Putin said he would work with any US leader willing to work with Russia.

He also dismissed allegations on Sunday of Russian hacking attacks on the United States, calling them election campaign rhetoric by the White House.

Putin said he hoped Moscow-Washington ties could improve after the US elections.

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