STONE: But now in the US there has been an investigation going on about Ukraine’s interference in the election. It seems that it was a very confusing situation, and [former Ukraine president Petro] Poroshenko seems to have been very strongly pro-Clinton, anti-Trump.
PUTIN: Yes, this is no secret.
STONE: Do you think there was interference?
PUTIN: I do not think that this could be interpreted as interference by Ukraine. But it is perfectly obvious that Ukrainian oligarchs gave money to Trump’s opponents. I do not know whether they did this by themselves or with the knowledge of the authorities.