"I therefore think everyone has an interest in cancelling them", he added in the ornate former imperial palace in central Vienna where he met Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ridiculed the USA indictment of a Kremlin-connected billionaire for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, scoffing at the idea that someone described as his chef could sway us voters.
President Putin said his meetings with Austrian leaders had been "very constructive but not easy".
"We decide pragmatically whether to cooperate with someone politically", Putin said when asked in the interview about United Russia's ties with far-right parties. His statements echoed those given to Austrian television station ORF on Monday evening.
Heinz-Christian Strache, whose pro-Moscow party is junior partner to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's conservatives, has said in the past he did not favor European Union sanctions against Moscow over its backing of rebels in Ukraine.
Asked by Austria's national public broadcast provider, ORF, about why there has not yet been a summit, Putin replied: "You should ask our colleagues in the United States".
Father of Sokratis: He has chosen Arsenal over Man Utd offer
Kicker add that the Greece worldwide is set to pen a three-year deal with the north London side to remain at Arsenal until 2021.
Japanese astronaut, 2 colleagues return to Earth from space station
Tingle and Kanai ventured outside the station on separate spacewalks to perform work on parts of the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Shkaplerov was travelling back to Moscow, reportedly with a football that might be used in the World Cup later this month.
Miss America is scrapping the swimsuit portion from its pageant
She settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News Chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes in 2016. Carlson said she is not anxious ratings for the nationally televised broadcast might suffer.
The United States, the European Union and other Western allies imposed a slew of sanctions against Moscow over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine who are fighting the government.
Putin was responding to a question about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations in February. Vienna also declined to expel Russian diplomats over Moscow's supposed involvement in the Skripal poisoning.
Austria will take over the 28-nation EU's rotating presidency for six months in July.
The biggest topic of discussion to that end dealt with cooperation between the countries on the new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which will deliver Russian gas to Germany.
Putin's sixth official visit to traditionally neutral Austria marks the 50th anniversary of the start of Soviet gas deliveries to the country.
It is his first bilateral trip to a West European country for nearly a year.