Putin spokesman denies US election hack

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has told the BBC that neither the Russian government nor the president himself were involved in hacking to influence the 2016 US election result.

Speaking exclusively to Hardtalk, Dmitry Peskov added that Russia suffered “hundreds and thousands of cyberattacks every day” emanating from the West.

The full Hardtalk interview is running on the BBC News Channel on Saturday 21 January at 0030 and 1530 GMT and Sunday 22 January 1630 GMT. It will also be on BBC World News on Saturday 21 January at 0730 and 1630 GMT and Sunday 22 January 2030 GMT.

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