Press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov told the American news Agency APthat Russian experts had contact with members of staff of Donald trump during the election campaign of the future President of the United States. The Agency reminds that at this time the US has accused Russia of involvement in the hacking of the servers of the Democratic party – rival Republican trump. However, Peskov said that Russia had contact with representatives of different groups.
Sands on Thursday arrived in new York, according to the officials, the opening of the world chess championship. In an interview with the AP, he said: “our experts, our experts in USA, international Affairs… of Course, they are constantly talking with their colleagues here, including those from the group trump” – quoted Peskov TASS. The American Agency indicates that, according to the press Secretary of the Russian leader, such contacts have taken place with experts from the headquarters of Clinton.
“Of course it is quite natural that Russian experts are trying to maintain a dialogue with people from different camps. It is important to understand the main currents and major trends, nuances and positions of the various parties, the various camps in the United States,” – said the press Secretary of the President of Russia.
The representative of trump hope Hicks denies contacts. “This has never happened… No contact between the campaign and any foreign agencies,” she said.
As stated in the article, Peskov also said that Russia has “very good relations” with former U.S. Secretary of state Henry Kissinger and some academics in the United States and related foreign policy experts on Russian-American relations.
AP notes that during the election campaign trump spoke positively about Putin and Russia, in particular, intending to join forces in the fight against international terrorism. However, he did not say how and in what areas might be a lack of cooperation. As reminds AR, in the beginning of his presidency in the same year followed by Barack Obama, but in the end was forced to watch an unprecedented cooling of relations, first, on the background of the crisis in Eastern Ukraine, and then the failed attempts to establish military cooperation in Syria.
Donald trump in the election of November 8 was elected President of the United States. The inauguration will take place January 20. Thursday trump at the White house took the outgoing President Barack Obama.