Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate deal

  • Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate deal

Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate deal

"What fingerprints?" Putin said. "Experts in information technology can invent anything".

Kushner met with the ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, in early December, and suggested establishing a secure communications line between the Kremlin and Trump officials at a Russian diplomatic facility, according to USA officials who reviewed intelligence reports describing Kislyak's account.

Speaking at Russia's annual showcase economic forum in Saint Petersburg on Friday, Putin slammed accusations that Moscow meddled in the election.

When asked about ongoing investigations into the Kremlin's ties to Trump's presidential campaign and current members of his administration, Putin said it was "just some kind of hysteria" and told Kelly "someone needs to give you a pill or something!"

Mr Putin again denied Russian meddling in the election that Mr Trump won.

Putin was asked about the assessment shared by the United States intelligence community that his government had orchestrated the hacking of senior Democratic Party officials as part of a concerted effort to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

"We both have a stake in consolidating this positive trend", he said. "Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a meeting in Washington that the United States had dropped any linkage between the compounds and the consulate, according to several people with knowledge of the exchanges".

He said, "I don't think I should go this side or that".

Putin: 'Don't worry, be happy' as Trump ditches climate deal

"What else is the ambassador supposed to do?"

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was established in 1949 to counter the military strength of the Soviet Union. "It will if it leads to NATO's breakup, but we aren't seeing any such breakup yet".

"There is no other country in the world that we have such deep cooperation [with, ]" said Putin, adding that the "special relationship" between the two countries can not preclude the Kremlin's ties with other "partnering countries".

Commenting on the U.S. president's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the Russian leader joked that now any weather-related issues can be blamed on "American imperialism". She ended the segment with this terse sign off: "We're going to leave it at that, and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker".

He joked that Trump's move made him a convenient person to blame for any spell of bad weather, including wet snow in Moscow on Friday, an extremely rare occurrence in the summer. "We never engaged in that on a state level, and have no intention of doing so", Putin said.

At the Friday forum moderated by Kelly, Putin compared the USA blaming Russian Federation for the hacks to "blaming the Jews".

Putin also said that "no hackers can influence election campaigns in any country of Europe, Asia or America".