Russia-U.S. tension: Putin dismissed U.S. hacking allegations against Russia

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    On June 4, Putin dismissed U.S. hacking allegations against Russia on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. Biden said that a cyber attack that paralyzed the country’s largest gas pipeline was traced back to Russia. But Putin called it an attempt to start a political dispute. The two are scheduled to meet on June 16 in Geneva.

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