On whether Russian Federation had actually conducted a successful missile test, Putin refused to answer directly but said that "every single weapons system that I have discussed today easily surpasses and avoids a missile defense system".
Less than a day after announcing a slew of new defense systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin in an exclusive interview with NBC News denied accusations that his country wants to spark a new Cold War.
Putin said in an interview with NBC News' Megyn Kelly that he can not know whether Russian law was violated and would need to "first see what they've done".
Kelly listed some of the accusations of Russian interference made by Mueller's office and other U.S. officials, including the spreading of false information online.
Kelly then touched on a few facets of Russia's meddling, which the United States intelligence community said was done specifically on orders from the Kremlin itself. "We consider them illegal and harmful to the people of both countries and the entire world", Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters in a daily briefing.
The office of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three firms last month with interfering in the 2016 presidential vote as part of what it called a conspiracy to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton.
While it was unclear which ally Putin had in mind, the USA -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the speech, one of the Russian leader's most bellicose in years, did not help calm tensions that have surged since Russia seized Ukraine's Crimea four years ago.
Kelly, who worked as a corporate lawyer before pursuing a career in journalism, said she did have a law degree. "Give us a document".
"No one really wanted to talk to us basically".
The Russian president shook off the accusations in interview on Friday, calling them "Nothing more than yelling and hollering in the united states congress". "The police and Russian Guard provide order and security at the event".