Russia has no disagreements with the United States, just the US want to restrain the development of the Russian Federation, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We have no disagreements with the United States. They have only one disagreement – they want to restrain our development, they talk about it publicly. Everything else is a derivative of this position. Both restrictions in the economic sphere and attempts to influence internal political processes in our country, relying on the forces that they consider to be their own within Russia, this is the whole story,” Putin said, speaking at the plenary session of SPIEF-2021.
In addition, the Russian president noted that the United States will have to come to terms with the fact that Russia exists, has existed and will continue to exist. According to the Russian leader, such an acceptance will allow the American authorities to stop taking actions that worsen bilateral relations.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2021 is held on June 2-5 in face-to-face format. MIA Rossiya Segodnya acts as an information partner of the SPIEF.