(PresidentialWire.com)- On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin defined the circumstances under which “retaliatory operations” against NATO members or other nations that interfered in Ukraine would be justified.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in a speech to parliamentarians that his nation’s troops would respond to any country that presented a “strategic danger” to Russia or its actions in Ukraine.
According to experts, Russian authorities have escalated the number of threatening remarks they have made against NATO in recent days as a strategic tool.
At a press conference on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed that “NATO is effectively going to war with Russia through a proxy and equipping that proxy.” Lavrov was speaking in an interview with state-run media.
Ahead of that, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated in an interview on April 13 that Russia will consider trucks delivering weapons from the United States and NATO on Ukrainian soil to be “legitimate military targets.”
Putin’s most recent remarks made his position even clearer than it already was.
He said that it’s also worth mentioning something he mentioned at the start of this special military operation. He’d want to point out that again, and want to underscore that if someone tries to meddle from the outside and create a strategic danger to Russia that he’d consider it unacceptable, and they should be aware that his retaliation attacks will be lightning-fast.
He went on to say that Russia has the resources and tools to accomplish this, which no one else can match at this moment. He shall not only boast about them, but he will also put them to use if required.
According to the Financial Times, Putin’s remarks about having “the tools we need for this, the likes of which no one else can claim at this point” could have been a reference to a Russian intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear payloads that had recently been tested by the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin further alleged that Western institutions had persuaded Ukrainians to adopt a condition of “Russophobia.” He said that supposed anti-Russian attitude, as well as the influence of what he described as Neo-Nazis, had been transferred to “historical Russian territory” in Crimea and Donbas, requiring the Kremlin to take action, which he described as a necessity.
Russia’s president also asserted that sanctions imposed on the nation by other countries had failed to have a devastating effect on the economy of the country.
“The very first devastating blow—as the West saw it to be—of the unlawful sanctions against our country has been resisted, halted,” he claimed, citing measures taken by his government.