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Kremlin follows US presidential race without ‘bated breath’

September 27, 13:04 UTC+3
Dmitry Peskov said that although recent presidential debate in the US is important, the Kremlin has its own agenda to tend to
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MOSCOW, September 27./TASS/. The Kremlin is following the presidential election campaign in the US, but it does not watch ‘holding its breath’ the debates of the presidential hopefuls, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Tuesday.

"Frankly speaking, our agenda is too busy," he said. "On the whole, we of course closely follow how the election situation develops in the US," Peskov said.

"But this does not mean that we are watching all elements of this election campaign with an absorbed attention," Peskov said in comments on reporters’ queries.

Peskov added that the Kremlin is taking notice of those candidates’ statements that concern Russia. He stressed that the interest to the presidential race in the US is "explained to a great extent by the fact that this time, as never before, Russia and (President Vladimir) Putin are inalienable factors of the election campaign".

In reply to questions whether such debates were be possible during the next presidential campaign in Russia, Peskov said they had no relevance to the election process in the US.

"We have our own election legislation and our own principles and rules of the election process," the spokesman added.

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