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Putin: U.S. Poses No Threat to Russia But Its Policies Are Harmful

LAURA — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he did not think the U.S. was a threat to Russia but added that he thought Washington's policies were harmful to his country.

"I don't think that the United States poses a threat to us," Putin told a meeting of political scholars.

"I think that the policies of the ruling elite are erroneous. I am convinced that they go against our interests, undermine trust in the U.S." he said without going into further detail.

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