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Vladimir Putin accused the US of trying to restrict China's development by 'attacking' Huawei.
The Russian president said America felt threatened by China as an economic global power and so was trying to 'hold back' the communist country.
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He also accused the US of taking the same stance towards Russia and claimed that these type of 'sanctions' will continue in the future.
Putin was speaking during his annual question and answer session broadcast live on state television today.
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When asked about US restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei, Putin replied during the phone-in with the nation: 'An attack on Huawei. Where did it come from?
'And what is the point of it? The only point is to hold back China's development, which has become a global competitor for another global power - the United States.
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'The same thing is happening in respect of Russia and will be happening going forward.'
Last month Putin US slammed attempts to keep Huawei out of global markets as the 'start of a technology war'.
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Huawei was hit by US-imposed bans in May and the America government has also been putting pressure on its Western allies to stop using the Chinese company's equipment.
The United States added Huawei Technologies, the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker, to a trade blacklist, prompting global tech giants to cut ties with the Chinese company and putting pressure on European countries to follow suit.
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The 66-year-old Russian president was also asked by a caller today about US trade tariffs on China and described them as 'sanctions'.
He said: 'We are accused of occupying Donbass [in Ukraine]. That's complete nonsense and lies. But China has nothing to do with it [Ukraine]. [U.S.] Tariffs on its goods are essentially sanctions as well. They are growing and growing.'
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