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West provoking Russia into new cold war: Putin

  • Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said that western countries are provoking Russia into another cold war, according to media reports.

    Putin was speaking to a German journalist. He said Nato’s expansion in eastern and central parts of Europe was a “geopolitical gamechanger” that had compelled Russia to respond.

    He said the US and Nato had military bases all over the world “including in areas close to our borders,” and they were growing in number.

     

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