'I told you so,' Putin tells Europe on US trade tariffs
08 June, 2018, 01:53 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
Putin's 16th call-in marathon, which lasted 4½ uninterrupted hours, provided a window into the president's mind-set - and a prime display of the stagecraft that the Kremlin deploys to boost Putin's image and promote his worldview to Russian households.
As Vladimir Putin tried to answer as numerous 2 million questions from Russians he could in four and a half hours, personal answers served as interjections to sharp commentary about Russia's complex relationship with the West.
The Russian leader said steel tariffs imposed by Washington on other nations amounted to sanctions, and that European countries had never expected they would be affected by such measures.
Putin and his aides say it is an indispensable tool to gauge public sentiment and learn about people's real problems.
The leader of the far-right Freedom Party, which has a cooperation agreement with Putin's United Russia party, called this weekend for sanctions to be lifted. "They see Russian Federation as a threat".
Putin was responding to a question about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations in February.
"If, as Britain claims, a military-grade agent was used against these people, they would've died in a matter of minutes or seconds".
"The understanding that a third world war could be the end of civilization should restrain us from taking extreme steps on the worldwide arena that are highly unsafe for modern civilization", Putin said during his annual televised call-in show.
Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone' In the second, lawmakers debated making it a crime punishable by jail for a Russian citizen to comply with the USA sanctions. Soros is known for making $1 billion on a bet against the British pound in 1992. "Well, here it's Mr.
He also described the US' withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty as "an attempt to break the strategic parity", noting that the new weapons systems being adopted by the Russian military will help preserve this parity. "It is already past time we sat at the negotiating table and not only thought about but developed a modern system of worldwide and European security that corresponds to today's" needs, he said.
According to Putin, the best jokes he's heard recently were claims about Donald Trump "pushing Europe into Putin's arms" and about Russia's alleged meddling in United States elections. "We apparently influenced the election of the USA president, and then he gifted us Europe".
Putin continued to deny any Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections with the intent of helping U.S. President Donald Trump win the vote. He added, however, that he could pull them out of the country quickly if necessary. "Complete nonsense", Putin remarked, noting that such a statement can only be regarded as a joke.
Putin's interview with Austrian news presenter Armin Wolf grew heated when Wolf asked about allegations that Putin had meddled in the domestic politics of other countries.
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A man who was behind the wheel in a deadly hit-and-run in Fulton almost 50 years ago, has lost his life in an eerily similar way. I did not stop. "I know in my heart and I am 99.9 percent sure I hit that little girl with my 1962 tan Buick Special", he wrote.
Southgate's side kick off their World Cup campaign on June 18th against Tunisia before facing Panama and Belgium in Group G. The area of the pitch subject to the most debate in recent weeks and months has been central midfield.
Umtiti joined Barca for €25m from Lyon in 2016 and he quickly established himself alongside Pique in the middle of the back four. Transfer speculation soon arose, and it seemed to have an impact on the centre-back, who regressed as the campaign wore on.
It was where vacationers enjoyed tide pools, snorkeling and picnics, reported CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now . The area is primarily home to vacation rentals, but there are a lot of permanent residences there too.
Chinese officials have indicated the nation is open to buying as much as US$70 billion in U.S. exports, the people said. Disruption to U.S. -Canada trade could also affect cross-border supply chains that have grown during the NAFTA era .
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A planned launch of the SES-12 satellite, initially scheduled for June 1st, has been delayed until June 4th, reports SpaceX . SpaceX may try to recover the Falcon 9 fairings at sea, which make up the rocket's nose cone, where the payload is encased.
Muguruza essentially got that round off, too: Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko , retired with an injury after only two games. ". Coming into this part of the year, I was losing a few first-round matches, matches that I wanted to be winning, of course.
Phillips had refused to bake the couple's wedding cake due to his religious beliefs against gay marriage. That law bars businesses from refusing service based on race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.
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Petrol prices rose by 6p a litre in May - the biggest monthly increase since the RAC began tracking prices 18 years ago. In the 16 consecutive increases since May 14, petrol price was hiked by Rs 3.8 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.38.
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Everton ace Pickford was in goal for England's 2-1 win over Nigeria in Saturday's friendly at Wembley. I feel I learned from the things I've done before, but it's not something I worry about at all.
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I know if I'm doing the right things and if I do the right work I'll win those long matches, and the success will come itself". No. 7 Dominic Thiem of Austria - a semifinalist at Roland Garros the past two years - faces No. 19 Kei Nishikori of Japan.