Sanctions, estimated Ukrainian losses and Russia’s nuclear arsenal: Key takeaways from Putin’s Valdai speech

The Russian leader spoke on a variety of topics during the session with international experts in Sochi.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on Thursday, where he delivered a keynote speech and took questions from the audience.

During the event, which lasted for nearly four hours, Putin shared his thoughts on a wide array of issues, including the Ukraine conflict, the recent flare-up in Nagorno-Karabakh, and the role of the West in the origins of current tensions.

Putin also outlined his vision for a more fair and equitable model of international relations, and provided an update on Russia’s nuclear arsenal.

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