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Kremlin regrets U.S. elections seem like 'competitions to show who dislikes Russia most'

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov smiles before the Victory Day Parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday it regretted that U.S. election campaigns seem like competitions for candidates to show how much they dislike Russia, but that it was only up to American voters to pick a new president on Nov. 3.

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not watch the U.S. presidential debate on Thursday between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

Reporting by Dmitry Antonov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Mark Trevelyan