Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Wednesday that Moscow was able to search for “diplomatic solutions” amid raging tensions with the West over Ukraine however pressured that the nation’s pursuits had been non-negotiable.
“Our country is always open for direct and honest dialogue, for the search for diplomatic solutions to the most complex problems,” Putin stated in a video deal with to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day, a public vacation in Russia.
But he added: “The interests of Russia, the security of our citizens, are non-negotiable for us.”
Putin spoke after parliament’s higher home, the Federation Council, on Tuesday gave him unanimous approval to deploy “peacekeepers” to 2 breakaway Ukrainian areas now recognised by Moscow as impartial, and probably into different elements of Ukraine.
In the video deal with, Putin congratulated the nation’s males and stated he was sure of the “professionalism” of the Russian navy and that they’ll rise up for the nation’s nationwide pursuits.
He praised the battle-readiness of the Russian military and stated the nation would proceed to develop state-of-the-art weapons.
“We will continue to develop advanced weapon systems, including hypersonic and those based on new physical principles, and expand the use of advanced digital technologies and elements of artificial intelligence,” the Kremlin strongman added. “Such complexes are truly the weapons of the future, which significantly increase the combat potential of our armed forces.”
Western officers have been warning for weeks the Russian chief has been getting ready an all-out invasion of Ukraine.
On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden introduced powerful new sanctions in opposition to Russia for “beginning” an invasion of Ukraine however stated there was nonetheless time to keep away from conflict.
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