4 Jun 2021 19:08

Putin denies accusations of cyberattacks by Russia against U.S.

MOSCOW. June 4 (Interfax) - The new accusations made against Russia of cyberattacks against the United States are nonsense, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

There have not been and there are no malign actions by Russia, he said.

"I hope it is, above all else, indicates that those people who can think see that there have not been and there are no malign actions by Russia. It's above all else," Putin said in an interview with Channel One, commenting on the new accusations against Russia of cyberattacks on pipelines and meat processing companies in the United States and the statements by President Joe Biden that he sees no evidence of that.

Putin said someone has apparently started thinking about what is really going on and whether there is need to look into the essence of this problem. "I have heard about some meat processing company, it's nonsense, we understand it's just laughable. A pipeline? It's nonsense, too," Putin said.

"But apparently, there are reasonable people, who ask this question and they ask these questions those who try to provoke some new conflicts before our meeting with Biden. Thank God, let's see what the result of it will be," Putin said.

He said he believes it is a positive signal.

"It means there are people inside the U.S. society, the media, the political class who want to find ways of building relations, rebuilding the relations between the United States and Russia," Putin said.