Putin was sure Crimea's reunification with Russian Federation to be followed by sanctions


The two leaders met on the sidelines of worldwide summits previous year.

Putin praised Trump as a "balanced" man, who easily gets into the gist of various issues and listens to his interlocutor.

"I'm not disappointed with my opposite number, I'm increasingly disappointed with the system itself" in the U.S., Putin said in a documentary produced by state television released online on Wednesday.

Trump and his administration have denied the allegations of the ties with Russian Federation, however, Trump's attitude and policies have remained questionable towards Putin.

And the sanctions are working, despite the Russian propaganda that says Russia is happy now. He continued: "Those who serve us with poison will eventually swallow it and poison themselves".

"It's possible to negotiate with him, to search for compromises", Putin added.

G20 Summit During the Interview, he also spoke about meeting Melania Trump when seated next to her during the official dinner in Hamburg, Germany for the G20 summit in July.

The Russian president also avoided any blame for tensions between Russia and the West, saying that western countries had long tried to weaken and control Moscow.

"I made some exaggerations", he said. Still, Putin insisted that the USA president is someone with whom he can seek compromises and "come to an agreement". The US authorities did not say a word about the fact that the events in Ukraine were developing in a different way.

Russian Federation has previously denied any involvement in the incident, while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britrain would respond "robustly" if Moscow was found to be involved. Putin did not deny that Russian individuals or Russian companies were involved with the election, but he denied any involvement by the Russian government.

In 2016, Vladimir Putin ordered nuclear war drill involving 40 million Russians and 200,000 specialist rescue units. Putin said, noting that unlike the US, Russia never used nuclear weapons against other countries. But then Russia has denied its troops were in Crimea when they clearly were, denied interfering in the U.S. election when it clearly did and denied a passenger plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by pro-Moscow rebels using a Russian-made Buk missile, killing 298 people, despite convincing evidence. "If someone makes a decision to destroy Russian Federation, then we have a legitimate right to respond". "For the world it will be a global catastrophe".

Steele reportedly wrote the separate memo in November 2016 citing a senior Russian official's claim that the Kremlin believed it had managed to influence the United States president to favour a more Russia-friendly option who could help ease the sanctions over Ukraine crisis, The New Yorker reported on Monday.