Putin says Russia must enhance economic sovereignty due to sanctions threat | Inquirer News

Putin says Russia must enhance economic sovereignty due to sanctions threat

/ 10:38 PM February 18, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Moscow, Russia February 15, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Moscow, Russia February 15, 2022. (Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS)

MOSCOW  – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia needed to work on increasing its economic sovereignty and that the West would always find a pretext to impose sanctions on Moscow.

The West has threatened Russia with major sanctions if it invades Ukraine after the Kremlin massed forces near its former Soviet neighbour.

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Moscow denies planning to invade. Putin made the remark at a news conference in Moscow.

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