October 16, 2016 / 12:02 PM / a year ago

Putin says Russia does not seek confrontation with U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Benaulim, Goa, India, October 15, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin via REUTERS

GOA, India (Reuters) - Russia does not seek confrontation with the United States and is not trying to influence the upcoming presidential election, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday.

Putin said he would work with any U.S. leader willing to work with Russia.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov

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