The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov commented on the statement of U.S. President Barack Obama that Russia is a superpower with influence in the region and the world. “Yesterday Obama called Russia a “regional power”. Now suddenly he said that he always considered a great power. Adapts to trump,” wrote Pushkov in Twitter.
We will remind, earlier at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Barack Obama has declared that considers Russia a military superpower.
“My principle in relation to Russia has not changed since the first day of my presidency. Russia is an important country, it is a military superpower, it has influence in the region and in the world. It is in our interest to cooperate with Russia,” Obama said.
In 2014, US President Barack Obama at the summit on nuclear security in the Hague stated that Russia is not “the first threat to US national security”. Russia he described as “a regional power that is not from strength, but from weakness threatens his closest neighbors.” This statement of the American President caused considerable public reaction and discussion in the Central of the world media.