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Russian President Putin seeks cyber deal with US for no 'poll meddling'

Putin called for an agreement between the two countries to prevent incidents in cyberspace.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for an agreement between Russia and the US to guarantee not to engage in cyber-meddling in each other's elections.
 
In a statement ahead of the US presidential election on November 3, Putin called for an agreement between the two countries to prevent incidents in cyberspace.
 
"(I propose)... exchanging guarantees of non-interference in each other's internal affairs, including electoral processes, including using information and communication technologies and high-tech methods," he said.

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First Published: Sep 26 2020 | 2:07 AM IST

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