• search

Putin rubbishes Russian meddling in US elections, dubs such rumours as 'fantasies'

Subscribe to Oneindia News
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Danang (Vietnam), Nov 11: Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again rubbished the accusations that Moscow meddled in US elections and dubbed them as "fantasies" and attempts to undermine the US presidency.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    The Trump administration has been roiled by claims that Moscow helped the billionaire into the White House, with key former aides under a US investigation for alleged collaboration with the Kremlin.

    "Everything about the so-called Russian dossier in the US is a manifestation of continuing domestic political struggle," Putin told journalists at the Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam.

    "Of course I'm aware," he said when asked if he follows the mounting probe concerning contacts between Trump's team members and Russians, including a woman who claimed to be Putin's niece.

    "Regarding some sort of connections of my relatives with members of the administration or some officials, I only found out about that yesterday from (spokesman Dmitry) Peskov," he said.

    "I don't know anything about it," he said. "I think these are some sort of fantasies."

    He added that US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's Russia connections could be explained by his business interests.

    "I think he did business before... he signed contracts, perhaps with Russian companies too," Putin said.

    "That has nothing to do with politics."

    The contacts of Trump's one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort were also harmless, according to Putin, who said he was only a "head of a PR agency."

    "This is empty chatter and wish to use any pretext to undermine the current president," Putin resumed.


    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more