After the SCO summit in China came to an end, President Vladimir Putin decided to give an interview to the Press where he answered several questions and even gave his opinion regarding American President Donald Trump’s latest statements calling for a re-entry of Moscow into a reformed G8. In this conference, President Putin refused to comment on the final statement against Russia issued by the G7, but did mention the uselessness of all discussions about his country during the G7 meetings in precious time which could have been spent in worrying about the real issues of the world.
In his statement to the reporters, President Putin dismissed all the criticism made against his country and his “so-called destabilizing efforts” in the West as unfounded and worthless opinions which classify as nothing but a bunch of “creative babbling”. According to the President, it was already high time that the other world leaders needed to stop talking and imagining threats in a relatively harmless country and start to have real discussions in the G7 meetings which could actually lead to something.
President Putin also commented on President Trump’s indirect invite of Russia back into forming the original G8 by stating that Russia had never left – Moscow had always remained intact in its original position, it was only the rest of the world who had refused to come to Russia, their leaders swayed due to well-known events in the past. Nevertheless, President Putin continued to urge holding an upcoming Russia-US summit between him and President Trump, hopefully in Vienna, at the earliest notice, as both the countries shared a mutual concern about a possible arms race within the next few years.