President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia is being pressured because it is carrying out independent foreign and domestic policies.
“The reasons for the pressure on Russia are clear,” he told a meeting of the Kremlin’s Security Council. “We conduct independent domestic and foreign policies, [we] do not sell our sovereignty. Not everyone likes that, but it cannot be any other way.”
Referring to the sanctions the United States and its European allies have imposed on Russian for its actions in Ukraine, Putin said “attempts to split, to divide our society have failed.”
He added that those who impose “the so-called sanctions” are …read more
Source: Voice of America