by Daily Bell Staff
The Daily Bell
Russia’s Putin: why did Britain call Brexit referendum … Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday questioned why British Prime Minister David Cameron had called a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. “If it’s such a problem, why did he initiate this, if he is against it himself?” Putin said of Cameron at a meeting on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. – Reuters
This was a good question that Putin asked, though it is not clear if this was the language he used.
The Economic Times has a long quote from Putin, as follows:
Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested British Prime Minister David Cameron had called the referendum to “blackmail” and “scare” Europe. “Why has he set up this referendum? To blackmail Europe? Or to scare it? What is the purpose if he himself is against”