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Russia: Trump 'should look in the mirror' to find one responsible for rising oil prices - Putin04:27

Russia: Trump 'should look in the mirror' to find one responsible for rising oil prices - Putin

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 3, 2018 at 13:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his American counterpart Donald Trump's actions are partly to blame for current high oil prices, speaking at the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week (REW) forum in Moscow on Wednesday.

The Russian leader stated Trump should "look in the mirror" to find a culprit for the rising prices, adding that "It is better not to interfere in market processes, not to try to gain competitive advantages with the help of political tools and not to try to regulate prices."

Putin also warned the US of "making a colossal strategic mistake" by undermining the trust in the dollar.

"They are cutting the branch they are sitting on. This is strange and unusual. This is a typical mistake of any empire when people think that nothing will happen," said Putin.

Russia: Trump 'should look in the mirror' to find one responsible for rising oil prices - Putin04:27
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said his American counterpart Donald Trump's actions are partly to blame for current high oil prices, speaking at the plenary session of the Russian Energy Week (REW) forum in Moscow on Wednesday.

The Russian leader stated Trump should "look in the mirror" to find a culprit for the rising prices, adding that "It is better not to interfere in market processes, not to try to gain competitive advantages with the help of political tools and not to try to regulate prices."

Putin also warned the US of "making a colossal strategic mistake" by undermining the trust in the dollar.

"They are cutting the branch they are sitting on. This is strange and unusual. This is a typical mistake of any empire when people think that nothing will happen," said Putin.

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