After President Donald Trump‘s and Russian leader Vladimir Putin‘s one-on-one summit in Helsinki, Putin was asked in a Fox News interview how come that “so many people who were political enemies of Vladimir Putin are attacked?”

Fox News host Chris Wallace pushed Putin to answer on his question, that was referring to the recent nerve agent attacks in Britain and killings of Putin’s political opponents.

“Well, first of all, all of us have plenty of political rivals. I’m pretty sure President Trump has plenty of political rivals,” Putin said. “But they don’t end up dead,” host Wallace responded. Putin skirted around the question, referring instead to the assassinations of former President John F. Kennedy and political activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Haven’t presidents been killed in the United States? Was Kennedy killed in Russia or in the United States? Or Mr. King? Putin added, “All of us have our own set of domestic problems.”

The Russian president slammed the “ungrounded accusations” against Moscow over the nerve agent attack. “Since you mention the Skripal case, we would like to get at least some sort of a document or evidence about it but nobody gives it to us.It’s the same thing as the accusations of meddling in the election process in America,” Putin said. “We’ve recently heard that two more people suffered from the same nerve agent that is called Novichok, but I’ve never even heard the last names of these persons. Who are they?”


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The victims are publicly known as the Dawn Sturgess, who died after being poisoned by Novichok, and her partner Charlie Rowley, who is still fighting for life. Not only did Putin denied the knowledge of the names of the victims, he also blamed the United Kingdom for the attack. “Maybe there are reasons within the United Kingdom but nobody wants to look at the issue now, they just see the ungrounded accusations,” he said.

Wallace called the sit down was “one of the more remarkable interviews” he’s ever had. He gave Putin a copy of the indictment against 12 Russians allegedly involved in hacking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s emails. Putin refused to accept the document.

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