Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the criminal charges against former U.S. President Donald Trump, suggesting they are politically motivated.
At the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Putin criticized the American political system and its claim to promote democracy.
Despite facing multiple indictments, Trump remains a leading Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential race. He has been vocal about his ability to swiftly resolve the Ukrainian conflict.
Trump’s criticisms of the Biden administration’s approach to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been notable, with claims of being able to negotiate a quick end to the conflict.
Putin, while appreciating Trump’s stance, remains skeptical about any significant change in U.S.-Russia relations after the 2024 elections.