Trump, speaking at a news conference following talks between the two leaders, said he raised the issue and that Putin said it was not Russia that was behind the hacking of Democratic computers. “I don’t see any reason why it would be,” Trump said.

“President Putin was extremely strong in his denial today,” he added.

On Friday, the Justice Department announced the indictments of 12 Russian intelligence accused of carrying out a far-reaching hacking scheme with the aim of disrupting the U.S. election.

Putin told reporters that Moscow “will never interfere in internal American affairs.” He also suggested that the two countries could work together in a joint working group on cybersecurity.