Russia’s envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin gave Wednesday an interview to television channel RT. In particular he commented on the statement of U.S. President Barack Obama, who, in a speech in support of Hillary Clinton, compared the ratings of the former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Obama announced that the rating of over 80% happens when you control the press, take away civil liberties and imprisons dissenters.
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Churkin said that Obama is an educated man and should understand the absurdity of such statements. According to Churkin, President Putin is extremely popular in the USA and a lot is dispute about his role in the international arena.