President of the Russian Federation sees a threat to Russian authority in NATO and the European Union, Barack Obama believes, reports CBS.
“Mr. Putin has always considered NATO, the EU and transatlantic unity as a threat to Russian authority”, - Obama said.
Obama also added, that he has made it clear for Putin, that a strong united Europe cooperating with strong Russia is the “right recipe”, however President of the USA doubts that he managed to convince his interlocutor.
Barack Obama believes that Vladimir Putin wrongly considers NATO and the EU as a threat to Russia authority.
Earlier, Merkel and Obama encouraged to implement Minsk agreements.