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14 Dec, 2023 18:03

Russian economy, sanctions & Ukraine conflict: Key takeaways from Putin’s marathon press conference

Over two million questions were submitted to the head of state for his ‘Results of the Year’ event
Russian economy, sanctions & Ukraine conflict: Key takeaways from Putin’s marathon press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on key international issues during a marathon Q&A on Thursday. Topics ranged from the Ukraine and Gaza conflicts to Moscow’s relations with the US and its allies, as well as the transformation of the global economy amid unprecedented sanctions imposed by the West on Russia.

The president hosted his annual press conference, during which both Russian and foreign journalists, as well as members of the general public, were able to ask him questions directly.

The ‘The Results of the Year’ event, which was broadcast live on TV, lasted more than four hours. Here are the key takeaways.

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