Sanctions on Russia are ‘declaration of economic war’, says Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned Western sanctions imposed because of the war in Ukraine as a fever that poses a threat to the entire world. In a speech to an economic forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok, he said Russia was coping with the West’s economic “aggression”. The Russian leader condemned one proposal for a cap on Russian gas prices as stupid, and said Moscow would react to a cap by halting supplies completely.