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Europa kan ikke modsætte sig USA's stationering af missiler, selv om det strider mod deres landes interesser, fordi intet land kan være virkeligt uafhænigt disse dage, mener Vladimir Putin.

Den russiske præsident tænker at "den moderne verden er en verden af indbyrdes afhængighed" og der er ingen virkeligt uafhængige lande i vore dage.

"Tror I europæiske lande vil have missiler i Europa? Ingen vil have dem. Men de tier stille. Hvor er deres suverænitet?" spurgte Putin under sit besøg i Sochi.


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The EU Parliament, he said, makes more decisions on behalf of the member countries than "the Supreme Soviet of USSR on behalf of constituent republics" back in the days.

On Thursday leaders from Russia, Turkey and Iran gathered in the Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss ways of ending Syria's crisis. The talks were held amid hostile talk emerging from a meeting of the US and its allies in Warsaw, where they talked about their take on the Middle East.

During the meeting in Sochi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani expressed doubts over Washington's plan to remove troops stationed with Kurdish forces in northern Syria. But Putin seemed to be the most optimistic that the move would actually happen soon.

After the summit on Syria ended, Putin stayed on in Sochi to hold talks with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.