10:01 GMT29 November 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Kremlin did not watch the final debate between US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, it only read relevant media reports, but will not make any estimates on who came out victorious, since it is up to US citizens to decide, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

    During the final televised debate ahead of the 3 November vote, Trump claimed that Biden had received $3.5 million from Russia through President Vladimir Putin. Biden rejected ever taking "a penny" from foreign sources and also expressed the belief that Russia was not interested in him winning the White House.

    "Of course, we have read multiple media reports on the matter, but we have not watched the debate itself. I believe the US electorate, ordinary Americans, are the key addressee of the debate. It is up to them to decide who won the debate, not us", Peskov told reporters, when asked what the Kremlin thought about the "Russia ties" accusations and the prospects of dialogue after the US presidential vote.

    "They compete for who dislikes Russia more, it has become a constant in all the electoral processes in the US, unfortunately. We understand this perfectly well and we can only express regret", Peskov added.

    The final 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took place on 22 October, and was moderated by NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker.

    The upcoming US elections are set to take place on 3 November, with early voting already underway. Americans will head to the polls to elect a president, one third of the Senate, the full House of Representatives, as well as a number of governors and thousands of members of local legislatures and executive bodies.

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