MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the US to exchange guarantees of non-interference in each other's internal affairs, including electoral processes.
“In a mutually acceptable form, exchange guarantees of non-interference in each other's internal affairs, including electoral processes, including using ICT (information and communication technologies) and high-tech methods,” the statement said at http://kremlin.ru/events/president/ news / 64086 Putin on a comprehensive program of measures to restore Russian-American cooperation in the field of international information security.
Putin also called on the United States “to restore a full-scale bilateral regular interagency dialogue on key issues of ensuring international information security at a high level.”
“Addressing all countries, including the United States, I propose to reach the conclusion of a global agreement on the adoption of a political commitment by states not to be the first to strike with the use of ICT against each other,” the Kremlin said, citing Putin.
The United States will elect its president in early November, who will take office in January 2021.
Earlier in September, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported that hackers linked to Russia, China and Iran are trying to spy on people associated with both US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
The Kremlin has repeatedly said that Moscow did not interfere and does not intend to interfere in anyone's internal affairs and electoral processes.
(Anastasia Teterevleva, Gleb Stolyarov)