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Putin says won't judge Trump for quitting "good" climate deal
June 2, 2017 / 1:18 PM / 5 months ago

Putin says won't judge Trump for quitting "good" climate deal

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he wouldn’t judge U.S. President Donald Trump for quitting a landmark climate pact, but said he thought Washington could have stayed in the agreement.

Speaking at an economic forum in St Petersburg, Putin said the 2015 Paris accord was a good document, but that Russia had not yet ratified it because it was waiting for certain technical details to be settled.

Reporting by Christian Lowe, Andrey Ostroukh and Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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