MOSCOW (Sputnik) — It would be a mistake to assume that US President-elect Donald Trump is "our man" rather than that of the United States, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview excerpt broadcast on Friday.
"This is not our man. This is an American man — the president of the US," Peskov told the Vesti v Subbotu ("News on Saturday") program on Russia's Rossiya 1 broadcaster.
Earlier in the day, Peskov said that he could not confirm yet that the consultations between the teams of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump had already begun.
During his election campaign Trump expressed willingness to work closer with Russia and regret over the current state of the Moscow-Washington relationship.
On January 6, the US Intelligence Community released a report saying it was very confident that Russia had meddled in the 2016 presidential election but failing to provide the proof.
The Kremlin has repeatedly denied allegations that it had helped sway the US voters in Trump's favor, calling these accusations absurd. Trump has also denounced the allegations.
Trump's inauguration will begin at 14:30 GMT in Washington.
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