The President of Russia Vladimir Putin considers excessive confidence in Europe, Russia’s main mistake in foreign policy for the last 15 years. «The biggest mistake from our side in relation to the West that we too trusted you», — he said at a meeting of the discussion club «Valdai». So he answered the question of the representative of Germany about which mistakes Russia and Europe made during the last 15 years in relations with each other.
«And your mistake is that you took this trust as a weakness and abused this trust,» — said the Russian leader.
«We need to turn this page and move on, basing our relations on mutual respect and treating each other as equal partners,» — said the head of state.