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Putin Calls Trump Impeachment Grounds ‘Spurious’: Russia Update

Vladimir Putin during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia on Dec. 19.
Vladimir Putin during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia on Dec. 19.Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding his annual press conference with more than 1,000 reporters from around the country and the world.

Putin fired back against criticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has accused Russia of failing to cooperate in the investigation of a murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin that prosecutors there suspect was linked to Moscow.