Putin calls head of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs bandit
Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Alexander Shokhin, joked, discussing the statement of French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the size of Europe.
French President Emmanuel Macron said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that Europe stretches from the Atlantic to the Urals. This is reported by a correspondent of Gazeta.Ru.
The head of the RUIE, Alexander Shokhin, noted that Makron's phrase is incorrect.
“Our Europe is from Lisbon to Vladivostok,” said Shokhin.
In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin complained that he was going to start his speech with this, after which the Russian leader jokingly called Shokhin a bandit.
Earlier, it was reported that Putin called France an old and reliable partner of Russia.
He also noted that France has always had its own position in world affairs and has always sought to uphold its sovereignty.
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