Obama Calling Russia a Regional Power Is ‘Disrespectful’ Says a Pissed Off Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has disagreed with U.S. President Barack Obama’s statement that Russia is a regional power, and also said that he doesn’t see the U.S. as a unique nation.
“That is his [Obama’s] opinion, just as I know his opinion that the American nation, the United States, is exceptional. I can’t agree with either of these opinions,” Putin said, according to the transcript of the second part of his interview with German newspaper Bild, published on the Kremlin’s website Tuesday.
“I think the attempt to speculate about other countries in a disrespectful manner is the incorrect way to prove one’s exceptionalism,” he said.
Obama described Russia as a regional power in March 2014 several days after a referendum was held in Crimea, which resulted in the peninsula
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