The Russian president thinks "the modern world is the world of interdependency" and there are no truly independent countries these days.
"Do you think European countries want missiles in Europe? Nobody wants it. But they keep silent. Where is their sovereignty?" Putin asked during his visit in Sochi.
The EU Parliament, he said, makes more decisions on behalf of the member countries than "the Supreme Soviet of USSR on behalf of constituent republics" back in the days.
There are no fully independent states in the world.
On Thursday leaders from Russia, Turkey and Iran gathered in the Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss ways of ending Syria's crisis. The talks were held amid hostile talk emerging from a meeting of the US and its allies in Warsaw, where they talked about their take on the Middle East.