US President Barack Obama claimed that back in September at the G20 summit in China personally asked Putin to stop Russian hackers interfering in the US elections.
Obama said this at a press conference, Reuters reports.
"At the beginning of September, when I met President Putin in China, I realized that the most effective was to tell it like it is, and said that it was necessary to "cut it out", so that there were no serious consequences," the US president said.
Obama stressed that he has no doubt that Russia was behind the hacker attacks on the servers of the Democratic Party and US institutions. According to him, representatives of the intelligence provided strong evidence of Russian involvement with the attacks.
Also, the president of the United States reiterated his thesis, that this could not happen without the knowledge of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has a huge impact on the adoption of formal and informal political decisions in the country. He once again promised "clear answer" to the Russian Federation for cyber attacks.
At the same time, Obama said that the voting process in the US presidential election and the counting of ballots was not subjected to outside influence. Election Results on November 8 can not be questioned.