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Russia: Putin offers condolences to families of Berlin market victims02:17

Russia: Putin offers condolences to families of Berlin market victims

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 23, 2016 at 13:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia will cancel all retaliatory sanctions "if our European partners lift anti-Russian sanctions, although Russian producers urge us not to do so" Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists at the World Trade Centre, on the bank of the Moscow River, on Friday, during his annual marathon Q&A.

Putin underlined that Russia had not initiated the deterioration of Russian-European and in particular Russian-German ties. He went to say that the sanctions were a response "to restrictions imposed on the Russian economy".

Putin expressed condolences "to the families of those killed in Berlin and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured". He pointed that he had talked about the "effective work against this threat is possible only by combined efforts" few times, but the work against terrorism remained separate.

Putin's annual press conference was first held in 2001. The longest press conference that the Russian leader recorded was in 2008, which lasted for four hours and 40 minutes.

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Russia will cancel all retaliatory sanctions "if our European partners lift anti-Russian sanctions, although Russian producers urge us not to do so" Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists at the World Trade Centre, on the bank of the Moscow River, on Friday, during his annual marathon Q&A.

Putin underlined that Russia had not initiated the deterioration of Russian-European and in particular Russian-German ties. He went to say that the sanctions were a response "to restrictions imposed on the Russian economy".

Putin expressed condolences "to the families of those killed in Berlin and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured". He pointed that he had talked about the "effective work against this threat is possible only by combined efforts" few times, but the work against terrorism remained separate.

Putin's annual press conference was first held in 2001. The longest press conference that the Russian leader recorded was in 2008, which lasted for four hours and 40 minutes.