Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Vladimir Putin dismisses ‘stupid’ Western sanctions on Russia over Ukraine war

  • The president said the US considered itself ‘God’s emissary on Earth’, and the sanctions were founded on false premise that Russia had no economic sovereignty
  • A speech by China’s Xi Jinping praising cooperation between the two countries underlined Putin’s contention that an era of American domination is at an end

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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