Putin compares ‘referendums’ in Crimea and Catalonia
At the final plenary session of the Valdai Club in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin compared the “referendums” in annexed Crimea and Catalonia.
“In the situation with Catalonia we saw the unanimous condemnation of independence supporters by the European Union and a whole range of other states. In this connection, I have to point out: You should have thought earlier. What, was no one aware of such disagreements lasting for centuries within Europe itself? They were aware. However, at the time they actually welcomed the collapse of a whole number of European states, without concealing their happiness about this. …read more