As Putin said, "the understanding of the fact that World War III might become the end of the current civilization" should keep the world powers from rash and risky actions on the global arena.
Putin warned against "extreme steps" that could lead to another world war. "Well, here it's Mr. Prigozhin's private business", Putin said. "The understanding that a third world war could be the end of civilization should restrain us from taking extreme steps on the worldwide arena that are highly risky for modern civilization".
President Vladimir Putin is hosting his annual Direct Line call-in session with regular Russians.
"Just recently one famous and popular German media outlet wrote that President Trump is pushing Europe into Putin's arms". This is a complete nonsense. "One can't call this anything else but a joke".
Both Sergei and Yulia Skripal have been released after spending weeks in hospital.
On Thursday, Putin doubled down on this argument.
"If they were poisoned by military-grade poison, why did they not die?" he said. Fortunately that did not happen. "Clearly we are dealing with something other than a military agent".Читайте также: Mexico Players Partied For 24 Hours With 30 Escorts
The Skripals spent months in a British hospital being treated for their exposure to Novichok.
Putin will get to showcase Russian Federation beginning next week, as the country begins hosting the World Cup.
"I hope that things will not come to that", Putin said ominously. "I think this is the main reason".
Russia is hosting the World Cup from June 14 to July 15 in 11 Russian cities including Rostov-on-Don, some 100 km (60 miles) from the border with Ukraine.
The Russian military assistance, which began in September 2015 at the official request of the Syrian government, has proved effective as Syrians continue to recapture key areas from Daesh and other terrorist groups across the country with the backing of Russian air cover.
President Putin said his meetings with Austrian leaders had been "very constructive but not easy".
He pointed out that Russian military personnel in Syria was on an important and noble mission of protecting the interests of Russia, because thousands of militants, including Russian and Central Asian natives, have gathered in Syria.
At the start of a new presidential term and on a drive to improve living standards, Putin also used the event to try to reassure Russians about the economy.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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