Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the forum VTB “Russia calling!”, called conditions of normalization of relations with the United States. Broadcast of the forum leads the TV channel “Russia 24”.
The head of state noted that Russia is concerned about the deterioration of relations with the United States.
“We are also concerned about the deterioration of Russian-American relations, but it is not our choice, but we never tried. On the contrary, we want to have friendly relations with such great countries as the USA, the leading economy in the world,” Putin said.
The President said that with the current US administration it is difficult to conduct a dialogue. Now, according to Putin, his “virtually none”. “This is a dictatorship of some kind,” — said Putin.
According to the President, the US administration first formulates what she needs, and then insists that it was fulfilled.
Putin added that Russia is ready for dialogue, but this requires “acting partner” and to respect each other’s interests.
Putin also reminded about the situation in Ukraine. “It’s not we brought up a coup d’état Ukraine. Did we do that? Our American partners in particular, and not hide the fact that largely they were behind it, financed the radical opposition, brought to the unconstitutional way of changing the government. Although it was possible to do everything differently,” he said. He added that the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was willing to hold early elections.
The President stressed again that Russia is forced to protect the Russian speaking population in the Donbass and to respond to the desire of people living in Crimea to return to Russia. “Immediately began to spin the flywheel a new anti-Russian policy and the imposition of sanctions,” — said Putin.
Putin urged the West to influence the Kiev authorities to perform the Minsk agreement. “What prevents to do it, I don’t understand,” he said.