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Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western countries that they will not hesitate to launch a nuclear attack to protect Russia, its borders and people if it threatens Russia’s security.
Ukraine, which broke away from Russia, wanted to join the European Union. Protesting this, Russia invaded Ukraine last February and launched an offensive. Tens of thousands of people have died in the Russia-Ukraine war that has been going on for more than 6 months.
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The war caused inflation in many parts of the world and affected the economy. Many parts of Ukraine are under Russian military control.
In this situation, western countries are providing arms and helping the country’s army to recover the parts of Ukraine under the control of the Russian army.
With these modern weapons, the Ukrainian army is attacking the Russian forces and trying to recover the lost areas. There have also been reports that the Russian army has suffered setbacks in the northeastern part of Ukraine.
Russian President Putin has been angered by the West’s arming of Ukraine and fueling the war. Yesterday, he ordered a fraction of Russia’s 2 million soldiers to be ready for serious combat to counter the weapons of the West.
It is said to be the first time since World War II that Russia has ordered the largest military mobilization. He has also approved plans to annex parts of Ukraine to Russia.
In this case, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a televised address to the nation: Western countries want to destroy Russia. They are threatening nuclear war against Russia. Those countries do not want peace in Ukraine.
The United States, European Union and Britain are encouraging Ukraine to take military action against Russia. In its policy against Russia, the West has overstepped all bounds. Therefore, Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons to defend its borders and people. This is not a false threat. Those who try to threaten us with nuclear weapons must realize that nuclear weapons will be returned to them in return. This is what Russian President Putin said.
Conflict with NATO forces?
With the US-led NATO forces, the risk of direct confrontation with Russia has increased. It is said to be a move that could lead to World War III.
In an interview after Russian President Putin’s televised speech, the country’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, “In Russia, an additional 300,000 soldiers will be mobilized for the war.”
During World War II, a very large number of soldiers were ordered to fight against the Nazi forces of Germany. A similar operation began in Russia yesterday.
People from Ukraine’s Donsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions are pro-Russian.
Russian President Putin recognized these areas as separate territories before the incursion. President Putin has also approved a plan to annex 15 percent of Ukraine, the size of Hungary, to Russia, including these areas. Western countries and Ukraine have criticized Russia’s plan as illegal.