West is playing a 'dangerous, bloody game' -Putin

STORY: "I'm convinced that the new centres of the multipolar world order and the West will eventually have to start a conversation on equal terms about our common future," Putin said while speaking in Moscow to the Valdai Discussion Club, a gathering of Russian specialists.

Putin also said the world faced the most dangerous decade since World War Two, accusing what he cast as a declining West of engaging in nuclear blackmail against Russia.

Putin said he had no regrets about sending troops into Ukraine, and accused the West of inciting the war.