“We are told that we started a war in the Donbass, in Ukraine. Not! It was unleashed by this same collective West, which organized and supported an anti-constitutional armed coup in Ukraine in 2014,” a defiant Putin said.
Russia accuses the West of waging a proxy war against it by hammering its economy with sanctions and stepping up the supply of advanced weapons to Ukraine. Putin maintains that sanctions on Russia, not the Ukraine war, are hurting Western economies.
“…they want to defeat us on the battlefield.Well,…let them try…the West has failed and will not succeed in sowing discord and confusion in Russia. The attempts of the West to impose its world order and to rewrite history are doomed to failure.”
Russia President Vladimir Putin