The Russian president stressed that “Ukraine and the interests of the Ukrainian people” are not “the goal of the West and NATO” but “a means of defending their own interests.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin denounce on Wednesday ‘Imperial ambitions’ NATO, which, according to him, seeks to confirm it “dominance” through the Ukrainian conflict. “Ukraine and the interests of the Ukrainian people are not the goal of the West and NATO, but a means of defending their interests”Vladimir Putin said during a press conference in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. “The leading countries of NATO wish (…) to assert their hegemony and imperial ambitions”charged.
Atlantic Alliance and “Above all, the United States has long needed an external enemy around which it could unite its allies.”According to Vladimir Putin. ‘Iran was not good for this’Saucepan. “We gave them this opportunity, the opportunity to unite everyone around them”Vladimir Putin sarcastically. On the other hand, Vladimir Putin asserted that he does not have “problem” with possible Finland and Sweden joined NATO. “We have no problems with Sweden and Finland as we have with Ukraine”The head of the Kremlin said before adding: “If Finland and Sweden want it, let them join. It’s their business, they can join wherever they want.
But “In the event that military units and military infrastructure are deployed there, we will have to respond symmetrically and create the same threats to the territory from which the threats to us originate.”Vladimir Putin warned. The accession process of Sweden and Finland, which decided to join the alliance in response to the Russian offensive in Ukraine since February 24, officially began on Wednesday at the NATO summit in Madrid. Russia has so far denounced the aspirations of the two Scandinavian countries, considering them in particular “Destabilizing factor” For international business and security.
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