Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Western powers that his country possesses weapons that could reach its territory and that its threats create a “real” risk of nuclear conflict.

Western countries “should realize that We also have weapons capable of hitting targets on their territory.. Everything that they invent at this moment, with which they terrify the world, all of this constitutes a real threat of a conflict in which nuclear weapons are used, which means the destruction of civilization“said the president in his speech to the Nation.

“They have begun to talk about the possibility of sending NATO military contingents to Ukraine, but we remember the fate of those who at the time sent troops to the territory of our country, now the consequences for possible interventionists will be much more tragic,” he said. the president before both houses of the Russian Parliament.

In turn, he accused the West of forgetting what war is and of provoking “conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and other regions of the world.”

“And they continue lying. Now, without any shame, They claim that Russia is supposedly planning to attack Europe. But we know well that this is just nonsense.“, he claimed.

He assured that the West is trying to make the Russian Federation make the same mistake as the Soviet Union of becoming involved in an arms race, to which the USSR dedicated 13% of the Gross Domestic Product, when Moscow will allocate 6% to defense in 2024.

In this regard, he stressed that this “trick” will not succeed, since Moscow intends to develop the military-technical complex in order to strengthen the industrial, technological and scientific potential of the country.

Putin also described as “baseless” the accusations by the United States that Russia is preparing to deploy nuclear weapons in the cosmos. Although, next line, he highlighted that Russian strategic nuclear forces are “in full combat readiness.”

“Without a sovereign and strong Russia, a strong world order will not be possible,” he said.


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