The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin said this Tuesday that the prosecution of the former president of deer, Donald Trump is politically motivated and shows the “corruption” of the American political system.
Trump, the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, faces a series of criminal cases where he was accused, among other things, of trying to annul his defeat in presidential election in 2020 then Joe Biden.
The conservative has maintained his innocence, while Biden, who is seeking re-election next year, has remained silent about the trial against his rival.
In a speech at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Putin said that what happened to Trump was good from Russia’s point of view. “It shows all the corruption of the American political system, which no one else can hope to teach democracy“.
“Everything that happened to Trump was a politically motivated persecution of a person’s political opponent, that’s what it is. And it was done before the eyes of the American public and the whole world. They only exposed their internal problems”.
Putin continued: “In this sense, if they try to fight us in some way, it is good, because it shows who is fighting us. It shows, as they said in Soviet times, ‘the animal face of American imperialism the dark beast'”.
There was no evidence of a collision
As president, Trump was investigated for possible collusion with Russia, but the special counsel’s investigation Robert Mueller found insufficient evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to influence the 2016 election in which he lost. Hillary Clinton.
Putin said the idea that Trump has a special relationship with Russia is a “total nonsense He also said that significant changes in US-Russia relations would not be possible “regardless of who is elected” in the 2024 US election because the Administration “assumed in people’s heads” that Russia an existing enemy.
The relationships between Moscow y Washington already straightened during the Trump presidency, has sunk to post-election lows. Cold War under Biden following Putin’s decision in February 2022 to launch a “special military operation” in Ukraine which causes extensive western sanctions and Western military aid to kyiv.
During the same forum, Putin accused Ukraine of being to blame for the fact that peace was not negotiated. government of kyiv is the cause of the lack of understanding and that it must eliminate decree expressly forbidding sit down to negotiate with him, while pointing out the influence of America in that decision. However, Putin ruled out any possibility of negotiations Volodymyr Zelensky while the duration lasts counter offensive. “They’re going to fight and we say we’re going to stop?” he asked.
“When the United States believe that Ukraine is ready to negotiate, then they must cancel the order of the Ukrainian president prohibiting negotiations (…). It prevents itself from negotiations and others,” said the Russian leader, referring to the decree approved in mid-October last 2022 in which Kiev specified that it would not sit down to negotiate with Putin, but would it’s a Russia led by another person.
In the opinion of the Kremlin leader, the counter-offensive in Ukraine did not have the results expected by kyiv, in the “huge loss of personnel and military equipment” and believed that Zelensky It will only consider sitting down to negotiate to “replenish its resources and maintain the combat capacity of its armed forces.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believed the same, adding that “the more they delay (the negotiations) it will be more difficult to negotiate later“.