Kremlin says not disappointed by how US-Russia ties are developing

Posted February 17, 2017

According to the President, Russian security services "managed to deal serious and telling blows to bandits and their accomplices".

The accusations came as Putin addressed senior members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB on Thursday.

"Each agency must develop its segment of the state system for detecting and preventing cyberattacks on information resources and eliminating their consequences", Putin said. Last year, Russia's Kommersant daily newspaper reported on Russia's plans to effectively revive the KGB through a massive reorganization of its security services.

He punctuated his comments by blasting Moscow for meddling in elections in Democratic countries.

The Kremlin said on Monday there was talk of a possible meeting between President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump taking place before a G20 summit in July, but there was nothing specific to report so far.

Amid concerns that the Trump administration may not be as friendly to Russia as once thought, the Kremlin told Russian media to cut back on favorable coverage of US president Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported Friday.

Reports suggest Moscow's enthusiasm for better relations with the United States has dampened in recent weeks.

Peskov was responding to a question about whether the Kremlin felt let down by the lack of progress in improving ties with the United States since the inauguration of Trump, who pledged in his campaign to try to rebuild ties with Russian Federation.