The Russian leader has declared it following the results of a meeting with the head of Finland. "Matter not only in the U.S. President's position — matter in a position of so-called establishment" — Putin Vladimir Putin and Sauli Niinisto has noted. Photo: Pavel Golovkin/Reuters Is updated 18:35sanktsii the USA is counterproductive and senseless, and it is a position not so much of Donald Trump how many the American establishment. Vladimir Putin has said it following the results of a meeting with the president of Finland Sauli Niinisto. The Russian leader has also told about the summit with Trump in Helsinki and admitted that neither he, nor the U.S. President expected to solve all problems in the relations of two countries in only two hours. At the same time Putin has assessed a meeting positively: "As for our meeting with the president Trump, I assess it positively and I consider that she was useful. Nobody expected that in a two-hour conversation we will be able to resolve all questions which still were disputable. The president Trump has stated the position on these problems, I — the. But exchange of opinions, a direct conversation is always very useful. As for sanctions, it actions counterproductive and senseless, especially concerning such country as Russia. Matter not only in a position of the president of the United States, matter in a position of so-called establishment, ruling class in a broad sense this word. I hope, understanding that this policy has no prospects, after all will sometime come to our American partners and we will begin to cooperate in the normal mode". Commenting on a gas subject, the head of the country has noted that the Nord Stream — 2 project is necessary to Europe as gas consumption volumes grow there, and stocks are reduced. Addressing the Finnish colleague, Putin has hoped that during presidency of Finland in the EU the country will manage to take a step to restoration of the relations of Russia with the European Union. Whether it is possible? Business FM has discussed this subject with the CEO of the Russian council for the international affairs Andrey Kortunovym: — it seems to Me, Finland can't define foreign policy of the USA. I am in Helsinki just today, and, of course, the position of the Finnish establishment significantly differs from positions of American: here the understanding of Russia, her motivations, limiters and, of course, in general a position more balanced is better. — In your opinion, the President of Russia has told something new what it is worth paying attention to? — I think, the most interesting is the fact that Putin has once again emphasized that he doesn't carry out an equal-sign between the president Trump and so-called Washington establishment that he is ready to dialogue with administration in spite of the fact that it represented by State Department already announced the sanctions against Russia. — Finland has given all permissions on earlier "Nord Stream — 2" in the zone. In your opinion, a common position of Finland concerning laying of the gas pipeline in favor of Russia? — In general yes, as power cooperation of Russia and Finland has big history and develops positively. Besides, Finland has a big border with Russian Feder
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