The Russian President lamented the refusal of the West to consider it a European leader

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the leaders of EU countries do not rank it among the European leaders. His words on Friday, June 2, RIA Novosti reported.

“I do not belong to the European leaders. In any case, they do not think so,” said the head of state at a plenary session at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF).

So he responded to the request of the American TV presenter Magin Kelly, moderated the discussion at the SPIEF, to comment on the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump out of the Paris climate agreement. European leaders, she said, responded quickly to the incident.

Putin asked how the journalist familiar with the subject. “You read these Paris agreement? No, not read, I see,” said the Russian leader.

Earlier Friday, Putin proposed to accuse trump of natural disasters that struck in the first days of summer in Russia. “Today in Moscow the snow that they say even was, but here (in St. Petersburg — approx. “Of the”) the rain and the cold like that. Now you can always blame it on American imperialism, that it’s all their fault”, he commented ironically.

Trump announced that the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, June 1. On the same day, he personally explained his step foreign colleagues, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President to Emmanuel Macron. In the European Union and the United Nations expressed regret in connection with the incident.