Russia-Ukraine Standoff: Putin Says US Could Drag Moscow into War with Aim to Impose Sanctions

SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 7 Feb 2022

Vladimir Putin | Global News - TRANSCEND Media Service

1 Feb 2022 – The Ukraine Conflict: Views from the Other Side

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that the United States and other Western countries could drag with Moscow into a military conflict with the aim to impose sanctions on Russia. But he added he hoped dialogue on Ukraine would continue in order to avoid “negative scenarios,” including war. In his first direct public comments on the Ukraine crisis in nearly six weeks, a defiant Putin showed no sign of backing down from security demands that Western countries have called non-starters and a possible excuse to launch an invasion. He said the U.S. and the West ignored Russia’s security concerns with the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe.


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