In an interview published Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the liberal values that many Western nations represent are destabilizing and in conflict with the interests of most citizens.
In a discussion with the British Financial Times, Putin said liberal policies are "obsolete" and, according to Reuters, pointed to Western immigration policy as a prime example.
Trump says he should not interfere in the election, his tone has been criticized.
"Liberalism requires nothing but action must be taken: migrants can kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights must be protected as migrants," Putin told FT.
"The liberal idea assumes that nothing has to be done, migrants can kill, loot and rape with impunity, because their rights as migrants have to be protected, what rights are they? "
" What rights are they? ", Asked he. "Every crime must be punished."
Putin added that he disagreed with the Western attitude to homosexuality and gender issues.
"Traditional values are more stable and important to millions of people than this liberal idea, which in my opinion really ceases to exist," said the Russian leader, Reuters said.
"Traditional values are more stable and important to millions of people than this liberal idea, which in my opinion really ceases to exist."
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On Friday, Putin personally met with President Trump at the G-20 summit in Japan, the first meeting of the two heads of government since the publication of the Müller report on allegations of Russian involvement in the US Presidential Elections 2016.