He added: “of Course you should not do that.” The US President said in a Sunday evening televised Interview, in personal contacts with Putin he will perform “very hard”.

Trump was in July for an appearance with Putin after a summit of the two presidents in Helsinki in the criticism. For indignation in the United States did not at that time that Trump was at the press conference with Putin behind the safety authorities, which Russia accused of meddling in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

“I, China”

Trump say said in the CBS Interview, the Russians would have intervened. “But I think that China has been mixed, too.” He does not think that China for the “bigger Problem”. The President added: “I say to Russia, but I would also say China.”

The former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia had been poisoned in March in the UK with the fight material Nowitschok and only narrowly escape death. The UK makes Russian agents for the poison attack is responsible.

The United States, Germany, France, and Canada had declared last month that they trusted the British investigation results. These results also include that “this Operation most likely was approved at a high government level”. Russia denied any responsibility for the attack.

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