Live: Putin warns of ‘lightening response’ if West attempts to intervene in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned that any countries attempting to interfere in Ukraine would be faced with a swift response from Russia and said all decisions on how Moscow would react in that situation have already been taken. Addressing lawmakers in St Petersburg, Putin said the West wanted to cut Russia up into different pieces and accused it of pushing Ukraine into conflict with Russia. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest. All times are in Paris time [GMT+2]. 

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