Putin denies Russia cyberattacks on US
President Vladimir Putin dismissed as "farcical" accusations that Russia was behind cyberattacks against the United States in an interview with NBC broadcast yesterday ahead of his summit with President Joe Biden. The Russian leader also said he was open to a prison swap with the United States -- the fate of prisoners is set to be on the agenda when the two meet in Geneva on Wednesday -- and said jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny would "not be treated any worse than anybody else." Biden will attend the summit after a week of meeting allies from the G7, European Union and Nato, with tensions between Moscow and Washington at their highest in years over a long list of disputes. Asked if Russia was waging a "cyber war" against the United States, Putin said: "Where is proof? It's becoming farcical."