BREAKING: Putin vows to DEFEND Russia from global aggression during state of nation speech
Addressing the Federal Assembly in Moscow’s Grand Kremlin Palace, Mr Putin said: “We hope to join efforts with the United States in the fight against a real rather than dreamt up threat - global terrorism.”
Russia would stand up for its own interests abroad, Mr Putin said.
But he added that he had no intention of getting involved in any geopolitical confrontations - despite his continued involvement in the war in Syria and aggressive actions in Ukraine.
In an apparent call for calm, the former KGB agent said: "We are not seeking and have never sought enemies. We need friends.”
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