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Russia: ‘Relations are degrading, getting worse and worse’ – Putin on relations with US

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 13, 2019 at 09:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the relations between Moscow and Washington are getting worse, speaking in an interview in the Russian capital on Thursday.

"They are degrading, getting worse and worse. In recent years, in relation to Russia, the current administration has already taken, in my opinion, several dozen decisions related to sanctions," the Russian leader said.

Putin however expressed hope that the upcoming G20 summit in Japan's Osaka would "create the necessary stable conditions for economic cooperation" between Russia and the USA.

Speaking about the new leader of Ukraine, Putin hoped that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will quickly adapt to the new task ahead of him.

"I know from my own experience, in order to even understand the tasks he faces, it will require a long time. I hope that this adaptation to the new post will pass fairly quickly," he noted.

During the interview, the Russian leader also said that Moscow will support President Igor Dodon in a political crisis that occurred in Moldova.

"We will certainly support both President Dodon and his current coalition partners so that they eventually get rid of these, so to speak intelligently, in general, from those people who have usurped until recently power in Moldova," Putin stated.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the relations between Moscow and Washington are getting worse, speaking in an interview in the Russian capital on Thursday.

"They are degrading, getting worse and worse. In recent years, in relation to Russia, the current administration has already taken, in my opinion, several dozen decisions related to sanctions," the Russian leader said.

Putin however expressed hope that the upcoming G20 summit in Japan's Osaka would "create the necessary stable conditions for economic cooperation" between Russia and the USA.

Speaking about the new leader of Ukraine, Putin hoped that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will quickly adapt to the new task ahead of him.

"I know from my own experience, in order to even understand the tasks he faces, it will require a long time. I hope that this adaptation to the new post will pass fairly quickly," he noted.

During the interview, the Russian leader also said that Moscow will support President Igor Dodon in a political crisis that occurred in Moldova.

"We will certainly support both President Dodon and his current coalition partners so that they eventually get rid of these, so to speak intelligently, in general, from those people who have usurped until recently power in Moldova," Putin stated.

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