Russian President Vladimir Putin began fielding inquiries from members of the media in his yearly press conference Thursday because his nation faced growing political and financial pressure in the U.S.
The Russian chief usually focuses on national problems, but previously has not shied away from commenting on foreign policy and Russia’s strained relations with the West. The case, which may last for many hours, started at approximately noon (4 a.m. ET).
The press conference includes a day after U.S. officials voted to put rigorous sanctions on Russia.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee complex laws, explained by a single host as the sanctions invoice” from hell” because of this broad penalties it might inflict on Russian firms from several businesses, but no sign was given on additional timings.
Putin’s convention with colleagues also comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’s impeachment in a vote from the House of Representatives Wednesday.
For the third time from the U.S.’s history, that the House of Representatives voted to impeach a sitting president acting following a daylong discussion on if Trump violated his oath in pressuring Ukraine to harm a political opponent.
The impeachment vote may delay the imposition of sanctions against Russia as new restrictions will probably not be set forward until after the political storm abates from the USA.