Putin calls on US to restore cyber ties, not interfere in elections: Kremlin


The Kremlin said, President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for an agreement between Russia and the United States to guarantee cyber-interference in each other's elections and internal affairs.

Putin calls on US to restore cyber ties, not interfere in elections: Kremlin


In a statement issued ahead of the November 3 US presidential election, Putin called for a "restoration" between Russia and the United States and said he wanted an agreement between the two countries to prevent cyberspace.

Moscow's relations with Washington have come closer and closer in the post-Cold War elections. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in a bid to favor Donald Trump, including hacking into the campaign of his rival, Hillary Clinton. Moscow denies the allegations.

Trump is currently campaigning against Democrat Joe Biden.

"One of the most important strategic challenges of our time is the threat of a large-scale confrontation in the digital realm," Putin said in a Kremlin statement.

"We would like to appeal once again to the United States for approval of a comprehensive program of practical steps to restore our relationship in the use of information and communication technology (ICT)," the Kremlin said. "


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