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Putin: Operations in Syria a unique opportunity to test, train troops

Putin: Operations in Syria a unique opportunity to test, train troops

Putin said Russia's offer to develop joint railway and gas pipeline projects involving both Koreas would help stability in the region. Any personal problem raised on the show is usually quickly solved as local officials scramble to please Putin.

With respect to Russia's involvement in Syria's war, Putin did not reveal his hand, stating that the status quo would prevail for now.

"Indeed, Donald Trump and I have, firstly, met a few times at various worldwide venues", Putin said according to an official transcript available on the Kremlin's website.

Pro-Putin activists have been accused of spreading "fake news" on social media to undermine the tough Western stance on Russian Federation and help empower nationalists in the EU.

"They will stay there as long as it is beneficial to Russian Federation and to ensure our global obligations".

Members of the public had submitted around 2 million questions, state TV reported, many of them visible on a website set up for the event.

The call-in show allows Mr Putin to give answers to issues like rising fuel prices, flooded homes or underfunded hospitals, while passing on the blame to his underlings. "This in my view is very important - at this level a mutual respect has to exist in all circumstances, and a personal relationship can become a tool for solving worldwide issues", said the Russian President.

More: Putin complains that probe around Trump hurting U.S.

"If a military agent would have been used against these people, these people would die on the spot within seconds or minutes", the president said. In response to one, Putin reassured viewers that "World War III" isn't near.

IDF shot dead Palestinian teen during violent riots in Nabi Saleh
The protests have seen thousands gather to demand the right of return to their families' lost homes or lands, now in Israel . But the vast majority of Palestinian casualties, including over 3,700 people wounded by Israeli fire, have been unarmed.

Asked during the show about who could follow him in the Kremlin, Putin said he is "always thinking about it". Peskov dismissed the possibility that Putin would be willing to meet in Beijing, where Communist Party leader Xi Jinping would control the encounter.

"Life is getting worse and worse", read another.

"We are not yet planning a withdrawal of these military forces", Putin told a televised call-in. "It's only in the Kremlin that everything is wonderful".

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.

Abe doesn't want Trump to strike a compromise that would leave Japan exposed to shorter-range missiles that do not threaten the USA mainland.

"So, we influenced the USA elections, and he gifted us Europe in return?" he asked.

Why did he warn Ukraine not to try anything during the World Cup?

"It is false and completely detached from reality because Russian Federation is a democracy and we all live under the constitution", he said.

Asked by the event's moderator whether the current government - whose leadership has gone largely unchanged from his previous term - was capable of reaching that goal, Putin assured the "government team was optimal".

"I do not comment on speculation", he said.


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