Published: Mon, March 05, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Putin: Russia will 'never' extradite alleged hackers to US

Putin: Russia will 'never' extradite alleged hackers to US

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday denied that the 13 Russian nationals accused by special counsel Robert Mueller of meddling with the U.S. presidential elections of 2016 were acting on behalf of the Russian authorities, and then vowed they would never be extradited to stand trial in the United States.

"Now, it appears that the Trump administration is going to ramp up these defenses, increasing Russia's concerns".

"We cannot respond to that if they do not violate Russian laws", Putin told NBC's Megyn Kelly, when asked whether Moscow would take action against the named individuals.

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Yet Putin argued his government has little to answer for until the US provides "some materials, specifics and data". "We are prepared to defend this nation no matter what".

"Now they need to take account of a new reality and understand that everything I have said today is not a bluff", the Russian president said, claiming that the nuclear-powered cruise missile was tested a year ago and boosts not only a "practically unlimited range" but also advanced maneuverability and speed.

"Putin's announcement is a predictable reaction to the ongoing missile defense efforts of the United States", Lisbeth Gronlund, senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told the Washington Post in a statement.

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The two countries do not have an extradition treaty.

In response to Putin's announcement, White said the US has been watching Russian Federation and the Pentagon is not surprised.

The Justice Department said the aims included undermining faith in US democracy, disparaging Clinton, and aiding Trump.

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Trump also laid out the conditions for any such discussions. "I feel kind of out of place here", Landrieu said. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine". "I hope that's true".

Even if the Russians never face justice in the United States, the sweeping indictment served the added objective of increasing the public's awareness about the elaborate foreign campaign to meddle in American democracy, legal experts have said. "There are none and there can not be any", Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said later. Moscow, too, has been denying allegations that it tried to influence the U.S. presidential election.

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