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Russia’s Putin says prosecution of Trump reveals US political system is ‘rotten’

Russian president Vladimir Putin. AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted Tuesday that the legal circumstances towards former US President Donald Trump are political revenge that present the basic corruption of america.

“As for the prosecution of Trump, for us what is happening in today’s conditions, in my opinion, is good because it shows the rottenness of the American political system, which cannot pretend to teach others democracy,” Putin mentioned at an Japanese Financial Discussion board gathering in Russia’s Pacific Coast metropolis of Vladivostok.

“Everything that is happening with Trump is the persecution of a political rival for political reasons. That’s what it is. And this is being done in front of the public of the United States and the whole world,” he mentioned.

Opinion polls point out that Trump is by far the strongest contender to grow to be the Republican Get together’s candidate within the 2024 presidential election. Throughout his 4 years within the White Home, Trump repeatedly touted having good relations with Putin, whereas critics alleged he was submissive to the Russian chief.

Trump has claimed he may resolve the battle in Ukraine in a matter of days, if he regains the presidency. He has not supplied particulars of his potential strategy.

“We hear that Mr. Trump says that he will solve pressing problems in a few days, including the Ukrainian crisis. Well, this cannot but bring happiness. This is good,” Putin mentioned.

Nevertheless, the Russian chief mentioned his nation’s poor relations with america had been unlikely to vary considerably no matter who turns into president.

“What to expect from the future, no matter who the president is, it’s hard for us to say, but it’s unlikely that anything will change radically,” Putin mentioned. He claimed the Biden administration has instilled a powerful bias towards Russia and “it will be very difficult for them to somehow turn this whole ship” within the different path.

Russia additionally is because of have a presidential election in 2024. Putin hedged Tuesday when requested if he would search one other time period after being in energy, as president or prime minister, since 2000.

“We will talk about it” after the Russian parliament units an election date, he mentioned.



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