ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Nuclear Security Summit recently held in Washington a “home event.”
“First of all, as it became clear, this is a home event, most of all an American event. Usually events of this type and level are held on the base of a consensus and the ability of participating in working out the final resolutions,” Putin said at a media forum in St. Petersburg.
“That is, the overall documents, if they are to be accepted now, we wouldn’t have taken part in them. But allow me to ask why such a large nuclear power like Russia cannot take part or cover such an event with its presence and cannot have an influence on the working out of the final solutions?” Putin said.
Russia did not attend the summit, citing unacceptable interference by organizers of the event in the work of international structures, including the International Atomic Energy Agency.