Putin Asked Austrian Chancellor To Arrange Summit With Pres

Putin signs law on countermeasures against US & its allies

Mikhael Klimentyev Sputnik

In February, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for allegedly impersonating Americans and contacting "unwitting" Trump campaign officials in an attempt to tilt the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump for his "brave and mature" decision to go ahead with meeting with Kim Jong-un.

Austria's OMV is now among European companies involved in the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would double the amount of gas Russian Federation can send directly to Germany, skirting transit countries such as Ukraine - a project opposed by the United States and some other EU members.

"The Austrians have conveyed their willingness to host a meeting between President Trump and President Putin". Kennedy and Khrushchev met at a historic summit in Vienna in 1961, shortly after the US-backed invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs and amid tensions between the superpowers over Berlin.

Russian President also said Russia's 12 World Cup stadiums must be financially self-sustaining, following calls from some officials for government subsidies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual call-in show in Moscow, Russia.

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He also blasted the US' decision in 2001 to pull out of the Antiballistic Missile Treaty with Russian Federation as an attempt at disrupting "strategic parity".

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"No matter how unpleasant this may sound what I will say but this is true: the fear of mutual destruction has always restrained the participants in the worldwide communication and the leading military powers from sharp movements and forced them to respect each other". "This is on the understanding that a third world war would lead to the end of civilisation". "If you put it together with an earlier joke that Russian Federation had influenced the USA election, all in all it sounds quite amusing: We have allegedly meddled with the presidential election in the USA and Trump as a thank you has presented us with Europe".

The Russian leader will meet government and business leaders in Austria on a visit which formally marks 50 years since the two countries' energy firms Gazprom and OMV first signed a gas supply deal.

"There are rumors circulating now that Mr. Soros is planning to make the euro highly volatile", Putin said, without providing evidence.

After hearing a complaint, Putin often turned to one of Russia's scores of state governors who were at the ready in live video feeds. The Mach-10 Dagger missile and a laser weapon were already in service, he said. "With us, it is Mr. Prigozhin's private affair", Putin said. He also cited Soviet successes in the space race while pledging to launch 600 new satellites and develop a super-heavy rocket. About 2.5 million messages were reportedly sent to Putin, who answered 79 questions - plus four others that he fielded from foreign journalists after the show.

"Why is there money for tanks, bombs, planes and machine guns in this country, but not for people?" read one, but the presenters ignored it.

Moscow's ties with European Union countries remain strained after Russia's annexation of Crimea, its involvement in Syria and eastern Ukraine and the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain.

In a phone call to Putin in March, Mr. Trump proposed their holding a summit.

"They see Russian Federation as a threat", Putin said.

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