Russian President, Vladimir Putin has held his annual press conference in the Kremlin in front of 1,900 journalists from around the world. To explain the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939, Putin pointed to Poland’s involvement in the partition of Czechoslovakia the year before. Putin denied there is any new conflict with Ukraine over gas. And as to Donald Trump’s impeachment, Putin said that Russia is observing the situation closely and is ready to cooperate with any US president.
”If you ask me if Trump’s term of office is going to end, the answer is ‘I don’t think so’. The impeachment procedure will go to the Senate where the majority is represented by the Republicans from what I’ve heard. I don’t think that they would want to get rid of their party’s representative.
It is a continuation of an internal political conflict. The party which lost the elections – the Democratic party – is trying to reach its goals by using all kinds of methods. They accuse Trump of a union with Russia, but as it turned out, there is no basis for the impeachment. Now, they’re just trying to pressure him with the Ukrainian matter.
Despite the construction of a new infrastructure, for instance, Nord Stream I, Nord Stream II or TurkStream, we will maintain gas transit through Ukraine. What’s left is the matter of the amount of gas and the time when exactly the contract will be carried out. The road through Ukraine is much longer and more expensive. But we want to keep it. I think we’ll reach an agreement and we’re are on a good way to sign it” -says Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.