The Kremlin mocked President Trump’s rejected proposal to purchase the Danish territory of Greenland this week, suggesting that Russia would not engage in “shopping” of that kind, reports Newsweek.
Trump canceled his Sept. 2-3 visit to Denmark after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed Trump’s proposal to acquire the Arctic territory as “absurd.”
In response, Trump characterized Frederiksen’s rejection as “nasty,” and told journalists at the White House on Wednesday that he thought the prime minister’s comments were “inappropriate.”
He added, “All she had to do is say: ‘No, we wouldn’t be interested.'”
“We are open for business, but we’re not for sale,” Greenland’s foreign minister Ane Lone Bagger said last week in response to Trump’s proposal.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday that Russia is not concerning itself with Trump’s failed Greenland negotiations.
“This is not our business. We don’t engage in international shopping of that kind,” Peskov said, according to the RBC news website.
“If we understand correctly, they had a falling out,” he continued, referring to the U.S. and Denmark. “But it’s not our issue and we wouldn’t like to interfere.”