Putin: West Won’t “Chain Or Defang” Russia

Russian President Vladimir vowed on Thursday to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years … woes most starkly evidenced by the plummeting of the ruble … by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas.

He also promised never to let the West “chain or defang” his proud nation, which he insisted is trying to destroy Russia to grab Siberia’s great natural resources. Glaringly absent during his marathon annual press conference was any reference to the announcement made yesterday of a normalizations with US relations with his country’s ally, Cuba.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us to discuss:

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