The Russian president said that during election campaigns in the United States relations between the two countries were sacrificed, adding, "I hope that after the election period in the U.S., there will be a chance to restore relations between Moscow and Washington".
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Officials have in the past said any cyberattacks on important United States institutions would prompt a response, which could take the form of diplomatic or economic sanctions, or possibly cyber measures.
"The threats directed against Moscow and our state's leadership are unprecedented because they are voiced at the level of the U.S. vice president", RIA Novosti news agency quoted him as saying.
Russian Federation has no influence on the USA vote, Putin said.
Striking a more conciliatory note, Putin said Sunday he hoped Moscow and Washington could improve their relations once "this hard period in the political life of the United States will pass".
"Why haven't we sent a message yet to [Vladimir] Putin?"
"Confrontation is not our choice", he added. As earlier, we follow the path that is comfortable for everyone, and there are no grounds to believe that BRICS is going to turn into the instrument for solving current foreign policy problems.