The Kremlin refrains from commenting on personal contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and outgoing US leader Barack Obama and has nothing to add on hacking allegations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
“We are talking about a face-to-face meeting. As a rule, we do not make public the results and contents of face-to-face meetings,” Peskov told reporters of Putin’s meeting with Obama at the G20 summit in China in September.
Obama said Friday he told Putin to “cut it out” when they last met at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, referencing allegations of pre-election cyberattacks directed at political figures and institutions in the United States.
“On the subject of so-called hacking attacks, we have already said all we could and we have nothing to add,” Peskov stated.
Russian officials have repeatedly denied any interference in the US elections, calling the claims an absurd attempt to distract US voters from domestic issues.