Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Putin Says US Political System is Eating Itself up

Putin Says US Political System is Eating Itself up

President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017.

He said Western sanctions for the annexation and for Moscow's support of separatists in eastern Ukraine were "illegitimate and unfair" and said that "we will win in the long run".

"I think he is a reasonable man, despite his flamboyant ways-a result of his previous activities and experience", Putin said, claiming that-while talking business-Trump "gets to the core of issues, he listens and communicates with the other party".

As Trump took office in January 2017, however, investigations into his campaign's Kremlin ties and diverging political interests with Putin strained their political bond. "If we achieve this. then, without a doubt, Russian Federation will retain its status a great power, including the defense capability of the state", Putin said in the documentary film "World Order 2018" by journalist Vladimir Solovyev. "Of course, there were few of those, who expected us to act so quickly, so resolutely, if not brazenly", Putin said.

He said he told her and the wife of the Italian prime minister "about Siberia and Kamchatka, about fishing ... about bears on Kamchatka and tigers in the Far East".

"I made some exaggerations", the action-loving Russian leader said with a grin. He said that when the two sat next to each other at the G20 summit in Hamburg last summer, they talked about wildlife and fishing in Russian Federation.

Did he try to recruit the women? the interviewer asked the former KGB spy.

"We are a great power, and no one likes competition", he said.

"The decision to use nuclear weapons can only be made if our early warning system not only detects a missile launch but clearly forecasts its flight path and the time when warheads reach the Russian territory", he said.

Crimea became a Russian region after the referendum that was held there in March 2014, at which the majority of Crimean residents voted for reunification with Russia.

"We need to make sure that the innovative component of Russia's development is the main driver of the country's development". He added starkly: "Yes, it will mean a global catastrophe for mankind, for the entire world".

Speaking to state broadcaster Russia-1 for a documentary series called "The World Order", Putin praised the American leader's communication skills, saying "it's possible to negotiate with him, to search for compromises". All Russian people can have a four-day leave this year.

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