Putin: the trouble with Europe is that she gave a part of the sovereignty of the USA

VLADIVOSTOK, December 20. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin believes the main problem of Europe is that she gave a part of the sovereignty of the USA by refusing to defend their own interests.

“In the relations between States, primarily, are the interests. And that these interests were balanced, you need to have some General rules, uniformly interpreted and applied in a transparent manner,” he said in an interview for the film of Vladimir Soloveva “the world Order”, an excerpt from which was shown on air of TV channel “Russia 1” in the program “Vesti Nedeli”.

Putin is convinced: “the Problem of Europe in that it does not conduct an independent foreign policy. At all. She, in fact, refused. Delegated part of their sovereignty may be, one of the most important parts of their sovereignty, the bloc”.

According to the President of the Russian Federation, “in principle, this is quite normal, when a part of the sovereignty of parties to a military-political block is transferred to supranational bodies”. “But the focus in this case is that it is not just a supranational body, and in fact this part of the sovereignty given to Europe is not even in NATO, as the leader of NATO – the United States,” – said the Russian leader.