Sanctions top agenda at Russia forum

Russia: St Petersburg economic forum weeks before EU votes on extending sanctions on Moscow

President of Russia Vladimir Putin will look to refashion himself as a more reliable partner for the West as Moscow struggles to come in from the cold at its flagship economic forum in Saint Petersburg.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has defended his decision to attend an economic forum in Russia, saying it was common sense to talk to Moscow despite lingering tensions over the Ukraine crisis.

As Sonia Legg reports, President Putin has high hopes for the forum.

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