Speaking in Moscow at his annual news conference, Russia’s President Mr Putin has said he thinks Trump will survive the impeachment proceedings.
This comes after the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday.
Putin said the allegations against Trump are “dreamt up” and that he believes the U.S. Senate is unlikely to remove Trump from office.
Putin also added that Russia is ready to agree on a new STARTarms treaty with the United States, but that there has been no response to Russian proposals.
The Russian President said: ““The party that lost the (2016) election is continuing the fight by other means.”
Putin noted that the impeachment motion “is yet to pass the Senate where the Republicans have a majority.”
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The impeachment vote could delay the imposition of sanctions against Russia as fresh restrictions are unlikely to be put forward.
Trump will face a trial in the Senate at the beginning of next year.
He was charged with the abuse of power for his effort to withhold taxpayer money from the Ukraine and use the cat to investigate Joe Biden.
He was also charged with the obstruction of congress for his refusal to cooperate with the oversight investigation.
In response to the news of impeachment, Trump said: “After three years of sinister witch hunts, hoaxes, scams, the House Democrats are trying to nullify the ballots of tens of millions of patriotic Americans.”