“Spy”, “bluff” and “nonsense”: the main foreign policy assessment of Vladimir Putin

Despite the fact that issues of domestic nature, dominated at the press conference of the Russian President for three hours, Vladimir Putin told about his attitude to the arms race, the crises in Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan, as well as the approach to relations with China, USA and other countries.

About Russian intervention in the American elections: “the spy” and “nonsense”

Answering a journalist’s question ABC on the assessment of the presidency, Donald trump, Putin noted that to evaluate their President should be citizens of the United States.

“Not for me to assess the work of the President trump, it should do his constituents, the American people,” — said the Russian President.

At the same time, Putin noted that trump has “limitations” in its intention to improve relations with Russia, but I am confident that these relations will be normalized.

The situation with accusations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election and the attitude of the Russian media the President called “spy mania” and “nonsense”, adding that the accusations against trump coined by his opponents.

On some of the actions of US politicians: “You are all normal people, no?”

Answering the question about the position of Russia in relation to the DPRK’s nuclear program, Vladimir Putin has expressed bewilderment in connection with the inclusion of Moscow in the sanctions list of the USA along with North Korea and calls for joint work on the nuclear problem of the DPRK, noting that it goes beyond “common sense”.

“Your congressmen, senators who look good and like smart people, put us on a par with North Korea and Iran and are pushing the President [of the USA of Donald trump], he persuaded us to work with you to solve the problems of North Korea and Iran’s nuclear program, said Putin. — You are all normal people, no?”

“We believe that both sides [the U.S. and North Korea] need to stop forcing the situation, it is necessary that the spiral finish, it’s an extremely dangerous thing,” the President continued.

At the same time, the recent statement by the Secretary of state for the DPRK, Putin described “very good signal”.

About Ukraine and activities Saakashnili: “a slap in the face”

The effectiveness of the Minsk format to resolve the situation in Ukraine, Putin cited the low “because of the unconstructive position of the current Kiev authorities”.

“Has no desire [in Kiev] to implement the agreements and start a real political process,” the President added.

USA, Putin called “full members” of settlement in Ukraine and its President Petro Poroshenko before the New year, encouraged to do a good step and complete the exchange of prisoners stopped at the initiative of Kyiv.

Answering the question about the activities of the ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, the President noted that the activities of the policy is “a slap in the face” as the Ukrainian and Georgian people.

Answering questions of journalists from China, Putin said that very highly and appreciates the decision of the last Congress of the Communist party of China, and strategic development of relations with Beijing has a nationwide consensus.

“With regard to decisions adopted by the latest Congress of the Communist party of China, I appreciate very highly, positively. There is set out a positive agenda for the development of China and the construction of international relations, and this is the same as or very close to what we proposed for Russia’s development and international relations, and Russia’s place in the world,” the President said.

On the investigation into the death of Lech Kaczynski: “grow up”

Polish attempts to place the responsibility for the deaths in a plane crash of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in Russia — a bluff and nonsense Putin said.

In the fight against terrorism, as Putin said, it is very important that global players were not willing to use terrorists to achieve their goals.

Touching on the issue of Syrian refugees, the President noted that to solve it requires international efforts.

“Syria alone can not cope with this, and Russia alone can not cope with this. We are ready to take part in it, but only as one component of the overall international efforts,” Putin said.

About Iraqi Kurdistan: “Traditionally good relations”

With regard to the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, the President said that the Kurdish people of Russia was “traditionally historically very good relations”, and in the matter of the future of Kurdistan should observe the law and to respect the territorial integrity of Iraq.

With regard to the situation in Afghanistan, Putin said that Moscow is concerned about the strengthening of terrorist groups in the North on the borders with the former Soviet republics and are willing to work with the international community to combat drug trafficking.

About the arms: “the conditions for US withdrawal from the Treaty”

The first “international” issue raised by the President at a press conference, was the arms race and the treaties on missile defence and offensive arms reduction.

In particular, Vladimir Putin has reminded that unlike the U.S. Russia did not come unilaterally from the fundamental treaties on international security.

Putin added that Washington was also “in fact” withdrew from the Agreement with Russia on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty).

“Apparently, conditions are created and carried out promotional work for a possible US withdrawal from the Treaty. Especially because of the fact they have already emerged”, — said the President.

Vladimir Putin warned Washington against unilateral withdrawal from the start-3 Treaty (Treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms). According to the President, Russia will provide its own security, not being drawn into a new arms race.

We left the ABM Treaty, the United States withdrew unilaterally

Vladimir Putin
the President of the Russian Federation

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson for the continuation of the process of reducing nuclear arms, but U.S. President Donald trump was expressed regarding the start-3 discontent.