Putin Accuses West of Wanting to ‘Shackle’ Russia


Russian President Vladimir Putin urged his domestic intelligence agency Wednesday to be on guard against Western attempts to “shackle” the country, after the EU agreed on new sanctions on Moscow.

The comments came as relations between Russia and the West approach their lowest point since the Cold War, with new EU and U.S. penalties looming over Russia for its arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

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