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MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin mentioned on Sunday that Russia had no selection however to consider the nuclear capabilities of NATO because the U.S.-led army alliance was searching for the defeat of Russia.
“In at the moment’s circumstances, when all of the main NATO international locations have declared their major objective as inflicting a strategic defeat on us, in order that our folks undergo as they are saying, how can we ignore their nuclear capabilities in these circumstances?” Putin advised Rossiya 1 state tv, in accordance with TASS.
The West, Putin mentioned, wished to liquidate Russia.
“They’ve one objective: to disband the previous Soviet Union and its elementary half – the Russian Federation,” Putin mentioned, in accordance with TASS.
The West, he mentioned, was an oblique confederate to the “crimes” dedicated by Ukraine.
(Reporting Reuters, modifying by Man Faulconbridge)