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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for a truce between the United States and Russia, asking for both countries to agree not to meddle in this year’s elections. 

In a statement, Putin wrote that he proposes “to exchange, in a mutually acceptable format, guarantees of non-intervention into internal affairs of each other, including into electoral processes, inter alia, by means of the ICTs and high-tech methods.”

The suggestion is part of a “comprehensive program” meant to enhance and strengthen the relationship between the two countries, according to the statement. 

“These measures are aimed at building up trust between our States, promoting security and prosperity of our peoples,” Putin said in the statement. “They will significantly contribute to ensuring global peace in the information space.”

Despite evidence presented by US intelligence, Russia did not admit to interfering in the 2016 presidential election in the statement released Friday. 

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