The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said that a Hillary Clinton presidency would not be good for U.S.-Russian relations, Russian media reported Sunday.

"Looking back at the recent eight years, when Barack Obama of the Democratic party has been in office, we can see that, regrettably, no thaw in relations between our countries has happened, no steps have been made to build up trust," Sergey Naryshkin said during a meeting with military members.

Naryshkin said that Clinton's agenda mirrored Obama's, and doubted that a Clinton presidency would bring U.S.-Russian relations "to a new level."

The speaker was not willing to predict Donald Trump's effect on the relationship due to Trump's "somewhat inconsistent and vague" stance on the matter.

Trump has received criticism for his warm relations with Russian president Vladimir Putin and his seemingly pro-Russian foreign policy platform.

The businessman proposed conditional support for NATO members this month after calling the alliance "obsolete." Naryshkin dubbed NATO "a cancer tumor" on all of Europe and called for its dissolution last year.

Trump also suggested that Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea was legitimate Sunday and used a justification similar to that of Putin.

"The people of Crimea, from what I've heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were," Trump said. "And you have to look at that, also."

He denied any involvement in altering the Republican party platform to lessen support for Ukrainians fighting Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine, a move that his campaign reportedly pushed for.

"I wasn't involved in that," he said, and asserted that Putin was "not going to go into Ukraine."

Trump's ties to Russia garnered greater attention after compromising emails from the Democratic party appeared on WikiLeaks days before the Democratic National Convention. While Moscow has denied playing any role in the breach, the Clinton campaign has blamed Russian officials, who they say are trying to sway the election in favor of Trump.

The businessman urged Russia to leak any findings they may have from Clinton's email server in the days that followed.

"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," he said.