Putin: ‘Jews with Russian citizenship’ behind US election meddling
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Putin: ‘Jews with Russian citizenship’ behind US election meddling

Russian premier says those who interfered may not 'even be Russians but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews'

Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin says he does not care about alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election, because those accused “are not even Russians but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews”

In an interview with the US TV network NBC, the Russian president was asked if he condoned the interference by 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies detailed in a US indictment.

“I do not care at all, because they do not represent the government,” he said, according to the interview transcript posted on Saturday by the Kremlin.

“Maybe they are not even Russians but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews but with Russian citizenship, which should also be checked; maybe they have dual citizenship of a green card; maybe the US paid them for this. How can you know that? I do not know either,” he said.

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