Russian president Vladimir Putin spoke with the chief editor of Bild Kai Diekmann. In the interview he said that he wouldn’t attend the Munich Security Conference this February. The Munich Security Conference 2016 organisers had invited him and were hoping for his attendance. Putin took part in the Munich Security Conference for the first time in 2007.
The whole interview will be published in Bild in two parts, one today (January 11) and the second part tomorrow. The interview in which Putin discusses Russian relations with the West, his relations with the former and the current German Chancellors, NATO expansion, the sanctions, etc. has been translated into English and you can read it here.