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Russia: Putin says US protests are a ‘demonstration of some deeper internal crises’02:40

Russia: Putin says US protests are a ‘demonstration of some deeper internal crises’

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 15, 2020 at 09:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he thought that the ongoing protests in the United States in the wake of the killing of African-American George Floyd are a “demonstration of some deeper internal crises” during an interview as part of the 'Moscow. Kremlin. Putin' programme on the 'Russia 1' TV channel released by the broadcaster VGTRK and filmed in Moscow on Sunday. 

“What happened is a demonstration of some deeper internal crises. We’ve been seeing it for a long time actually, since the incumbent president came to power...If we talk about the current situation, it shows the problems, the things related to the coronavirus shed light on the common problems in this country,” the Russian leader said.  

Putin also noted that Russia is “getting out of the coronavirus situation with confidence, with minimal casualties," with the help of government teamwork. 

"I doubt that in our country someone in government or region can say: ‘We won’t do what the government or president said. We consider it as unreasonable.'” he added. 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said he thought that the ongoing protests in the United States in the wake of the killing of African-American George Floyd are a “demonstration of some deeper internal crises” during an interview as part of the 'Moscow. Kremlin. Putin' programme on the 'Russia 1' TV channel released by the broadcaster VGTRK and filmed in Moscow on Sunday. 

“What happened is a demonstration of some deeper internal crises. We’ve been seeing it for a long time actually, since the incumbent president came to power...If we talk about the current situation, it shows the problems, the things related to the coronavirus shed light on the common problems in this country,” the Russian leader said.  

Putin also noted that Russia is “getting out of the coronavirus situation with confidence, with minimal casualties," with the help of government teamwork. 

"I doubt that in our country someone in government or region can say: ‘We won’t do what the government or president said. We consider it as unreasonable.'” he added. 

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