Russia in Ukraine launched a preemptive strike against NATO threat: Putin

He argued that Russia has promised “to do everything possible to ensure that the horror of a global war does not repeat itself” and for this reason, he said, “despite all the differences in international relations, Russia has always advocated a global and indivisible security system.” ., one that is vital to the entire global community.”

“Last December we proposed reaching an agreement on security guarantees. Russia called West to a sincere dialogue, to seek reasonable solutions and compromises for the common good. All in vain. The NATO countries did not want to listen to us, which meant that in fact they had completely different plans and we saw them,” he said.

Openly, he added, “they were preparing a punitive operation in Donbas, an invasion of our historic areas, including Crimea† In Kiev, they announced the possible acquisition of nuclear weapons, and the NATO bloc began active military development of the areas in our vicinity.”

“In this way, an intolerable threat was systematically created for us right on our borders,” he said, taking into account that “everything pointed to a confrontation with neo-Nazis, supporters of (Ukrainian collaborationist leader Stepan) Bandera (…) , it would be inevitable”.

Putin noted that today, 77 years after the end of World War II, “the militias of the… donbas Together with the Russian army they fight on their own land (…)”.

“I now turn to our armed forces and the militiamen of Donbas: you fight for the fatherland, for its future, so that no one forgets the lessons of the Second World War, so that there is no place in the world for executioners, oppressors and nazis“, he pointed.

Before requesting a minute of silence, Putin bowed his head in memory of all those whose lives were taken by the Great Patriotic War (1931-1945), in memory of sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, grandparents, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, relatives, friends, he declared.

Source: El heraldo