“If someone from outside tries to interfere in Ukraine, our response will be swift,” Putin was quoted as saying by the BBC on Wednesday in the Kremlin.
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The Russian president stated that any decisions on what this response would include had already been made, but he did not provide any additional details.
Russia’s war with Ukraine has entered a new phase
By attacking Ukraine, Putin sparked a conflict that has turned into the largest military confrontation in Europe since the end of World War II. Experts believe that The Russian operation has already entered a new stage And soon an unheard of armored battle for more than 80 years could take place in the Donbass.
Putin sent troops to Ukraine at the request of the leaders of the self-declared republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, previously recognized by Russia as independent, and signed agreements for cooperation and mutual assistance with them.
Ukrainians flee mainly to Poland
The attack of the Russian forces was preceded by a televised speech by Putin, in which he announced that he had taken a decision to carry out the attack “special military operation” To protect those “who suffer abuses and genocide by the Kyiv regime”.
The two-month-old war, which Moscow calls a “special military operation”, has caused more than 5 million Ukrainians to flee abroad, most (2.9 million) to Poland. According to United Nations estimates, 8.3 million people will leave Ukraine by the end of the year.
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