Putin on crooked billionaires: “I feel responsible for this outrage”
The President said that when he learns “about these billions,” he “is merely lost for words, at least those fit for printing.”
During the live call-in show, the Russian President was asked about combatting corruption. In particular, the man that called via video link asked if Vladimir Putin feels personally responsible for “this outrage” and how he treats law enforcement officers who during searches turn out to have billions of rubles in bags. The caller cited the example of the legendary Dmitry Zakharchenko.
“I feel responsible for this outrage (corruption). If I did not feel this way, you would not know anything about it,” Putin said.
The President added that when he finds out “about these billions,” he “is merely lost for words, at least those fit for printing.”
Presumably, it concerns the US response to Ukraine’s help in the investigation against Joseph Biden, Trump’s main rival in the 2020 presidential election, who allegedly was in collusion with Kiev during the previous campaign.