Putin urged American taxpayers to think about excessive defense spending

© AFP 2017 / SeyllouСолдаты of the U.S. army. Archival photoPutin urged American taxpayers to think about excessive defense spending© 2017 AFP / Seyllou

The US taxpayers need to worry about excessive defense spending, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in an interview with the American Director Oliver stone.

«The United States spends more on defense than the combined spending on defence of all countries of the world combined. I think should think about it and American taxpayers. There are problems in the country — the education system, healthcare, the problems of pension provision, social support, finally, public debt is nearly 20 trillion dollars. The military is always a few of those tools that they are provided by the state. Believe me that we go to the same disputes», — Putin said.

Documentary stone «Interview with Putin» that the Director was prepared two years, leaves Monday on Showtime channel. Four-part film shown on 12-15 June. The first channel has previously confirmed that it had acquired the company Showtime the rights to show this film in Russia will be able to see from 19 to 22 June.

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