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Putin says he's confident of long-term Russian growth

Putin: Mueller Indictments Of Russians Driven By U.S. Politics Putin visits Austria, says lifting Russia sanctions would benefit all
Andrew Cummings | 10 June, 2018, 05:59

Putin said that Russian Federation needed a strong European Union because of its trade links with the bloc.

The troops "will stay there for as long as it is to Russia's advantage, and to fulfill our global responsibilities", the Russian leader said during his annual televised call-in show.

We will remind, on March 20, U.S. President Donald trump congratulated in telephone conversation of Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election.

In the almost 4 ½-hour elaborately produced show, Putin addressed a wide range of questions, largely domestic concerns such as road conditions, health care and village schools. The EU imposed sanctions on Moscow over its support to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.

It came in for criticism from its allies for being among the minority of European Union member countries that did not expel any Russian diplomats over the poisoning of the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.

Both the West and Russian Federation have expelled more than 150 diplomats on each side over the issue.

"This pressure will end when our partners become convinced that the methods used by them are ineffective, counterproductive and harmful to all", Putin said Thursday.

Speaking during his annual call-in show on Thursday, Putin said Russian Federation "is not planning to withdraw all of its troops at this point" and that they will stay in Syria "as long as it benefits Russian Federation". "They see that Russian Federation has become a competitor to them ... we propose that this is a very mistaken policy".

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Curry snubbed Trump last September, noting having golfed with former President Barack Obama and adding, "I'm pretty sure I won't get a tee-time invite during this regime".

Asked about the best joke he heard recently, Putin said it was something he read in German media about Trump "pushing Europe into Putin's hands".

The annual call-in show, like Mr Putin's marathon news conference each winter, is an elaborate demonstration of his stamina, lasting several hours and reinforcing his dominance of Russia's politics.

The 65-year-old Putin was inaugurated last month for another six-year term.

Speaking at the opening of his annual call-in television show, Putin said on Thursday that Russia's gross domestic product is now 1.5 percent higher than a year ago. He described it as modest but said he's confident that future "growth is guaranteed".

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the United States will have to offer North Korea "absolute" security guarantees if it wants Pyongyang to get rid of all its nuclear weapons.

Russian Federation blocked the online messaging service Telegram in April after it refused to grant state security services access to its users' encrypted messages.

Putin explained Telegram's blocking, saying that intelligence agencies approached him to complain they could not trace the messages of the suspected perpetrators of a subway bombing because they were encrypted.

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