Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in interview to the program “Vesti on Saturday” with Sergei Brilev commented on the situation surrounding the possible impeachment of U.S. President Donald trump, assessed the situation, which got the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, and also spoke about the visit to Cuba.
About trump and the Democrats
According to the head of the Russian government, the American political system is balanced enough so that even in the case of the impeachment of the incumbent President supercritical nothing will happen.
“Moreover, the American system has shown that it is viable over the centuries. And she with the exceptional rigidity pursued their interests around the world. What, in fact, received the appropriate evaluation. So, I guess, their fate to worry us, certainly not worth it. They will be fine, but what kind of response it will receive in other countries and at the same Ukraine, let’s wait and see. To see this curious” — said Medvedev.
He added that the situation surrounding the impeachment is an internal matter of Washington, but it is obvious that Democrats and Republicans are now “hacked to death is not a joke”.
“This is exactly as it is for the two pillars of the political system of the United States of America a real opportunity to pull the rope to their side. What happens, I don’t know,” admitted the Prime Minister.
The President of Ukraine, it is, according to Medvedev, caught between the hammer of the democratic party and the anvil of the Republicans.
“You know, I, at least, I can say that at the moment, definitely do not envy Mr. Zelensky, if we take Ukraine’s relations with the United States of America,” — said the Russian Prime Minister.
Position Zelensky he called difficult. “If he continues the investigation and if it is done by the Prosecutor, which he said it my man, then he, respectively, will resent the Democrats and they will say that Ukraine intervenes, as they like to make Americans, in American elections,” — said Medvedev.
If the President of Ukraine will block this investigation, it will look strange, said the head of the Russian government. “Secondly, of course, it will offend the current administration, the administration of the tramp, which he promised assistance in clarification of certain issues,” — said Medvedev.
The moderator recalled that the American press calls Zelensky “Monica Lewinsky to trump.” In response, Medvedev noted that “they are evil guys.”
In late September, Democrats in Congress began impeachment proceedings trump, accusing him that he was trying to discredit your political opponent — former Vice President Joe Biden. According to the Democrats, trump demanded Zelensky to conduct an investigation against Biden’s son, hunter, who worked for an energy company Burisma, and otherwise threatened Ukraine delay military aid. Trump denies the charges. In his opinion, that Biden has been asked to dismiss the Ukrainian Prosecutor General, who conducted the investigation against his son.
On the return of a military brigade to Cuba
In an interview Medvedev also commented on the rumors about the possibility of returning to Cuba a military brigade, as in the Soviet years, or the creation of a new military base.
“Strictly speaking, we in the Soviet times, there was no base,” he said, adding that it was about the deployment of a separate brigade.
The presenter asked whether you discussed the plans at a meeting with first Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Cuba, the former head of state Raul Castro. However, he noted that on the sidelines of the talks had many such conversations.
“Let them talk. We talked about cooperation, reminiscing how we first met. Which way did our relationship over the years,” responded Medvedev.
On assistance to Liberty Island
Commenting on the visit to Cuba, Russian Prime Minister noted that the situation around Liberty Island recently complicated due to the tough course Washington, in particular due to the fact that U.S. sanctions prevent the island oil tankers.
In these conditions, Russia will help Cuba to ensure energy and food security, said Medvedev.
“I think we will find other ways to help Cuba to get oil and oil products. We today, by the way, talked about it and agreed that we will create, in essence, a work plan for the energy supply of Cuba, referring to the traditional sources of energy is hydrocarbons, and may be some other opportunities that exist,” he explained.
Besides, Russia can supply wheat to Cuba, continued the Prime Minister.
“I was surprised, for example, found that our Cuban friends to buy the wheat, as we in former-Soviet years, in Canada and in France. But I think we can supply the wheat at not less acceptable to Cuban conditions and to create lasting food security,” Medvedev said.
The head of government stressed that it is not gratuitous aid, as in Soviet times.
“All of our relations are quite pragmatic. Although they are friendly and are based on historical past, however are the relations of modern States. It should be beneficial”, — concluded Medvedev.