During his annual end-of-year news conference, Vladimir Putin was asked about relations between Russia and the West.
The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg asked the Kremlin leader whether Russian authorities consider themselves “white and fluffy” – a Russian expression which means squeaky clean – when it comes to accepting responsibility for worsening ties.
Mr Putin struck a defiant tone in an exchange with our correspondent when asked about Russia’s role in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, the country’s most prominent opposition activist.
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