President Vladimir Putin has said Russia’s military presence in Pacific is response to US buildup in the region.

He was addressing with the representatives of international news agencies on the sidelines of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the expansion of US missile systems across the world is a “challenge” to his country and necessitates Moscow’s response in the form of a military build-up in the region.

President Vladimir Putin has warned that attempts to contain Russia won't succeed. He said that economic restrictions against Russia have had zero effect. He said the Russian state has never been involved in hacking.

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