Vladimir Putin has again insisted that the West must guarantee that NATO won’t expand eastwards or accept Ukraine as a member.
He has also rejected claims that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine, despite many thousands of Russian troops massing on the border.
Mr Putin said any expansion NATO would be a threat to Russias security. He was speaking during his annual press conference at the Kremlin.
Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Steve Rosenberg in Moscow.
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