Sanctions Imposed On Russia Are Signs War, Putin To Us And Others
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has told the United States and other nations that their sanctions is equal to a declaration of war.
United States and other western nations including the United Kingdom have issued different sanctions on Russia after the invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Speaking to a group of flight attendants at an Aeroflot training centre near Moscow, on Saturday, Putin said:
“These sanctions that are being imposed are akin to a declaration of war but thank God it has not come to that.
“We could have taken a different course of action.
“We could have helped the republics of Donbas at the contact line and reinforced them with the Russian army, but in this case, and I mean with the unwavering support from the west, we would have radicals on the other side coming endlessly… with support from the west.
“Our General Staff, the Ministry of Defense, went the other way; the first thing they did was to destroy the entire military infrastructure [of Ukraine], well, not all of it, but partially, mostly. Warehouses with weapons, ammunition, aviation, air defense systems.”