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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump walks out to deliver brief remarks to reporters at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, Dec. 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday showed no inclination toward sanctioning Russia, despite President Barack Obama’s push for the country to take steps against Russia over its alleged interference in the election that saw Trump emerge victorious.

“I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on,” Trump told reporters at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago.

“We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of security that we need,” he added.

The Obama administration is reportedly set to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia on Thursday after U.S. intelligence agencies found that Russian hackers took information from Democratic Party computers and individuals and leaked it, causing harm to the credibility of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and possibly swaying the election in Trump’s favor.

Both Democrats and some Republicans have called for sanctions to be issued against Russia, but Trump said he hasn’t spoken with lawmakers, like Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, in favor of the sanctions.

“I don’t know what he’s doing. I haven’t spoken to Sen. Graham,” Trump reportedly said. “As you know, he ran against me.”

However, he said he did intend on speaking with the lawmakers over time, Reuters reported.

Russia has said it will respond to any “hostile steps” by the U.S., denying all allegations of attempting to influence the elections.

“If Washington really does take new hostile steps, they will be answered ... any action against Russian diplomatic missions in the US will immediately bounce back on US diplomats in Russia,” CNN quoted the official representative for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, as saying in a statement.

Zakharova added: “Frankly, we are tired about the lies about Russian hackers — it’s misinformation by Obama administration aimed at providing an excuse for its own failure.”