Putin arrived in Athens on a two-day visit and emerged from talks with the Greek government to lash the United States and NATO allies, also accusing them of stifling trade and energy cooperation with Russia.
The aircraft, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, the Dutch Safety Board concluded in its final report late last year.
The artist said the image is “an ironic view of what can be expected.”
The comments are the first from Russia’s most influential oil executive after crude producers failed to agree to freeze output to support prices at a meeting in Qatar last month.
Putin’s short speech on Monday also warned against “unacceptable double standards that shortsightedly indulge those who are nurturing new criminal plans.”
Putin’s intervention has brought Russia back in a prominent role in the region
The United States and other Western nations have struggled to read Putin’s intentions ever since Russian forces launched a surprise deployment in support of Assad last September.
Putin alleged that “staff of US official institutions” were working on the disclosures, which he called “acts of provocation” ahead of Russia’s parliamentary elections in September.
Putin said Western media pushed the claims of his involvement in offshore businesses even though his name didn’t feature in any of the documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm.
Speaking to supporters in St Petersburg, Putin said the leaks were part of an orchestrated attempt to destabilise Russia by fabricating allegations of corruption.
The United States and Russia had found common ground on the Syrian peace process and on taking the fight to the Islamic State jihadist group.
Russia’s military intervention in Syria in September helped to turn the tide of war in Assad’s favour after months of gains in western Syria by rebel fighters
“Here, Russia must use its influence on the separatists,” said Clinton.
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Actor Leonardo Dicaprio is interested in portraying Russian President Vladimir Putin on the big screen.