President Putin has threatened to target US-made F16 fighter jets if they are supplied to Ukraine.
The Russian President accused the West of seeking Russia’s strategic defeat in the war in Ukraine.
The US President Joe Biden has given permission for Ukrainian pilots to be trained to fly F16s fighter jets. It’s thought that European nations could supply the jets to Ukraine but no decision has yet been taken.
Speaking at Russia’s annual economic forum in St Petersburg, Mr Putin said his country remained strong, despite international sanctions imposed by the West following the Ukraine invasion.
Jane Hill presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Russia Editor Steven Rosenberg.
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