Vladimir Putin has once more insisted that the West should assure that NATO gained’t develop eastwards or settle for Ukraine as a member.
He has additionally rejected claims that Russia is getting ready to invade Ukraine, regardless of many hundreds of Russian troops massing on the border.
Mr Putin mentioned any growth NATO can be a menace to Russias safety. He was talking throughout his annual press convention on the Kremlin.
Clive Myrie presents BBC Information at Ten reporting by Steve Rosenberg in Moscow.
Please subscribe HERE