03 June, 2017
Putin, a former KGB officer and ex-head of Russia's Federal Security Service, made his comments about Snowden in an interview with US film director Oliver Stone. "Hoof prints? Horn prints?"
"It was true information, was it so important who leaked it?" he said.
On Monday, Putin told a French newspaper that the allegations of Russian meddling were a "fiction" driven by Democrats' "desire ... to improve their standing by accusing Russia of interfering".
"It undermines trust, and in the end damages your own national security, " Putin said.
Mocking the allegations that there are Russian hackers' fingerprints in the case of the DNC account cyber attack, Sputnik news agency quoted Putin as saying, ?Fingerprints of what exactly?
Facing questions from NBC's Megyn Kelly, who moderated Friday's panel discussion at St. Petersburg's economic forum, Putin said the claims of Russian interference in the USA election contained "nothing concrete, only assumptions". Even IP addresses could easily be faked, ?
"I think this is useless and harmful gossip that should be stopped", he said.
Mr Putin insisted it was perfectly normal for Mr Kislyak to try to establish contacts and discuss future ties, adding that he had not discussed specifics.
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Modi said he was asked a similar question in Germany earlier this week, before the USA decision was made public.
President Vladimir Putin has urged U.S. businessmen to use their influence to help normalize Russia-U.S. relations. "We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore".
The Russian leader, who is keen to try to fix battered U.S. -Russia ties, said he thought there was no point dwelling on Trump's decision since the U.S. leader may be of the view that the necessary financial and other resources needed to comply with the accord may not be sufficient.
Kislyak's meetings with members of Trump's team have been a focus of the congressional investigation.
He underlined the importance of the Paris climate accord, but noted that it's a framework agreement offering a broad room for maneuver for each signatory nation.
Putin said that Moscow wanted to wait before ratifying the Paris climate agreement till the participating countries set out clear-cut rules.
"We had to use our brains", Putin said.