MOSCOW (Sputnik) — There is a feeling that the West only favors Russia when the country is weak and needs humanitarian aid, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a made-for-TV film to be broadcast on Sunday.
"Sometimes I get the impression that they love us when we need humanitarian aid to be sent to us. In this case all is fine, in this case they send us potatoes," Putin said.
The documentary entitled "President" and hosted by Russian journalist Vladimir Solovyov is dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Putin's presidency. Solovyov said that the documentary is based on an interview with President Putin that lasted one hour and 52 minutes.
Putin is currently serving his third term as the Russian president after also holding the post from 2000 to 2008. He served as prime minister for four years before being elected president again in March 2012. He is currently serving a six-year term, until 2018.