Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that investigations into President Trump are interfering with the improved relations with Moscow, as he has little contact with the US president.

"We are hostages to this internal conflict in the United States," Putin said at a business forum in St. Petersburg. "I hope that one day it will come to an end and the objective need for the development of Russian-American relations will prevail."

In far-reaching remarks to reporters and during the television conference, Putin also said that he would resign from his resignation post in 2024, adhering to the Russian Constitution ban for anyone holding two consecutive presidential terms.

However, this promise does not necessarily mean that Putin will retire. In 2008, he resigned after two consecutive terms as Prime Minister and returned in 2012 to the presidency. He was re-elected in March for a six-year term until 2024.

At the forum, which was attended by leading politicians such as French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Russian President deplored the state of relations with America, criticizing US sanctions against Russia and denouncing Trump's decision to separate from one withdraw international nuclear agreements with Iran.

Recalling that an international monitoring organization has confirmed Teheran's agreement on its nuclear program, Putin said, "What's the point?" If Trump leaves the deal, it has relations between Washington and Europe also burdened.

"If international agreements are revised every four years, that would not provide a horizon for planning." Putin said, "It will create an atmosphere of nervousness and mistrust."

The Russian president also criticized the imposition of Western sanctions on Russia in its annals exile of the Crimea from Ukraine In addition, the US has imposed sanctions in response to Russia's interference in the US elections of 2016.

Putin lamented the "chaotic" situation of economic punishment and said the "sanction bar" is used more frequently in the world, not just in the direction of Mo skau

"The situation in the world is such that it's like everyone is playing football, but at the same time they are applying judo rules [the match]," he said. "So we end up with this interesting game, it's not football or judo, it's just chaos."

The ever-confident Russian leader took the opportunity to accuse Macron of the European trench with Trump in relation to Iran.

A smiling Putin, in exchange with the French president, said that Russia could help protect Europe should its dispute with the US expand.

"Do not worry, we will ensure your safety," promised Putin.

Macron seriously responded that France and its allies could stand for themselves.

Post: Associated Press

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