In his interview for NBC, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that the U.S. submit official documents that prove the guilt of Russian citizens meddling in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.
“Give us material. Give us information. With all due respect for you personally, with all due respect for Congress, you must have people with legal degrees, 100% you do,” Putin said to the question on Russian meddling.
According to him, an official request to the Russian prosecution must be filled to prosecute in Russia.
“This has to go through official channels. Not through the press, or yelling and hollering in the United States Congress.
As we reported earlier, on Feb. 16, the U.S. has accused 13 Russian citizens In the framework of the investigation of Russia meddling in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.
According to the accusations in the indictment, twelve of the individual defendants worked at various times for Internet Research Agency LLC, a Russian company based in St. Petersburg, Russia. The other individual defendant, Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, funded the conspiracy through companies known as Concord Management and Consulting LLC, Concord Catering, and many subsidiaries and affiliates. The conspiracy was part of a larger operation called “Project Lakhta.” Project Lakhta included multiple components, some involving domestic audiences within the Russian Federation and others targeting foreign audiences in multiple countries.