December 17th – At 12:00 local time on the 17th, Russian President Putin held an annual large-scale press conference at the residence of Novo Ogalevo in Moscow Oblast.
According to the Russian satellite network, Putin said that Russian hackers did not interfere in the U.S. election, all of which were tests to undermine the relations between the two countries.
Putin said he hoped that U.S. President-elect Biden could solve the problems in U.S.-Russia relations. Earlier, Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Biden on his victory in the U.S. presidential election.
Putin pointed out that cooperation based on mutual respect is in the interests of Russia and the United States and the people of the world.
Affected by the coronavirus epidemic, the large-scale press conference was held in the form of a videoconference.
A total of 774 journalists registered for the Putin large-scale press conference, and 237 Russian Federation-level media and foreign media reporters will be connected by video at the Moscow International Trade Center.