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Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister, on Friday said the Obama administration’s decision to scrap plans for a missile defence shield in Europe was a positive step – but warned that he now expects other concessions by the US to follow.
In his first public comments since the US announced its decision on missile defence on Thursday, Mr Putin said he now expected the US to back a bid by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan to join the World Trade Organisation.
“I expect that after this correct and brave decision, others will follow,” Mr Putin said in a speech in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The measures should include “the complete removal of all restrictions on the transfer of high technology to Russia”, he said.
Just a thought. . . .
Will this change the theme, or the approach to the G20 summit in Philli?
Will he just sit back and sell out the rest of the country? I mean, he had no problem with eastern europe.
I wouldn't rule out 2012. Honestly she was supposed to have it in 2008, but something somewhere somehow happened. Can't put my finger on it though...
Originally posted by jdub297
Oh. So instead of having Russia steal our innovation, Obama will just give it to them!
On Friday, the Interfax news quoted an unnamed Russian military-diplomatic source as saying that the Russians had backed off a threat to deploy short-range missiles to a site near Poland if the U.S. moved ahead with the Bush missile defense plan.