Russian President Vladimir Putin has rounded on US critics of his first bilateral summit with President Donald Trump on Monday, in Helsinki.
Certain forces in the US wanted to sacrifice US-Russian ties for their “narrow party interests”, he told a meeting of Russian diplomats in Moscow.
“They are feeding millions of their people stories,” he said.
Mr Trump has been accused of taking a soft line on Russia, which denies meddling in the 2016 US election.On Thursday he accused opponents of preferring to go to war rather than seeing good relations with Russia. Read more