Putin also addressed tariffs the USA imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and other long-term allies in the European Union, likening them to unjustified economic sanctions.
"It's related to the pragmatic national interests of the United States, as its current leadership perceives them", he said.
He added that "a win-win situation is better for both sides than a lose-lose situation".
"It appears our partners thought that this would never affect them, this counterproductive politics of restrictions and sanctions", he said.
"Why is this being done?"
The project has been highly contentious among European Union member states due to the fact that it skirts Ukraine and Poland en route to the European Union and because of what members see as a risky dependence on gas from Russian Federation. Putin said "unilateral sanctions do not resolve problems" and insisted they were imposed because "Russia is seen as a threat, because Russian Federation is seen as becoming a competitor".
According to the president, the relations between Russian Federation and the West will return to normal when the Western powers realize than sanctions and pressure do not work against Moscow.
"Russia, of all countries, is not interested in it because North Korea is our neighbor", Putin said, according to a transcript of the interview published by the Russian presidency.
"Experts are already discussing this".
Putin denounced the 2001 USA withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the then-Soviet Union as "an attempt to put an end to strategic parity, but we will respond to this".
"We are living in the conditions of relative global peace after World War II".
According to him, this approach may possibly produce some short-term results political gains, but in the long run it will only lead people to seek alternatives to U.S. dollars.
Another hypersonic missile is already in service, said Putin. Vienna also declined to expel Russian diplomats over Moscow's supposed involvement in the Skripal poisoning. "If a military agent would have been used against these people, these people would die on the spot within seconds or minutes".
He also said that the Syrian campaign had allowed Russian Federation "to adapt [advanced weaponry] to the needs of the battlefield".
What did he say about the Sergei Skripal debacle?Russian authorities have strongly refuted the allegations as groundless.
"Faster than Mach 20, twenty times the speed of sound", said Putin. Putin said the world needed a new worldwide security framework.
"In particular, we hope that there will be progress in eastern Ukraine, so that sanctions can be removed step by step in accordance with the Minsk agreement", Kurz said, referring to a 2015 peace accord brokered by Germany and France that, so far, is far from fully implemented.