"Jeopardizing Russian-American relations in order to gain brownie points internally – I consider this to be harmful and counterproductive.
It’s not funny anymore. If somebody out there wants confrontation. This is not our choice but this means that there will be problems...
...we consider it wrong, that we always have to be in conflict with one another, creating existential threats for each other and for the whole world.[Telling it like it is.]
Would Mrs. Clinton delivers on her threats and harsh rhetoric against Russia if she became President? Or will she correct her position against us? Mrs. Clinton has chosen to take up a very aggressive stance against our country, against Russia.
Mr. Trump, on the other hand, calls for cooperation – at least when it comes to the international fight against terrorism. Naturally we welcome those who would like to cooperate with us."
- President of the Russian Federation