Putin says keeping Russia in check is West’s long-term policy

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with government members via a video link in Moscow

– President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that keeping Russia in check was a long-term policy of the West, and that its economic sanctions against Russia were short-sighted.

Putin said Western countries wanted to hit every Russian family with the sanctions, and accused them of engaging in an unprecedented information campaign against Russia.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)