Putin Issues Chilling Warning of ‘Global Collapse’ If Weapons Are Sent to Ukraine
Sending military equipment would be a 'catastrophic development'
President Vladimir Putin warned the West against sending foreign weapons to Ukraine, declaring that such a move would result in “global collapse.”
Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, said western powers sending mercenaries and military equipment to Ukraine would be a “catastrophic development.”
The Kremlin also released a list of countries that have been “unfriendly” to Russia since the conflict began.
That list includes:
- All European Union countries
- United Kingdom
- United States
- New Zealand
The Kremlin has approved a list of countries who have been “unfriendly” to Russia. They include:— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) March 7, 2022
Australia, UK, EU countries, Iceland, Canada, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, San Marino, Singapore, USA, Taiwan, Ukraine, Montenegro, Switzerland, Japan https://t.co/YQi2SPyYJb
Russia’s Foreign Minister urged international counterparts to supply the under-siege nation to prevent “more aggression in the future.”
Meanwhile, Putin demanded Ukraine recognize Russia’s claim to Crimea and acknowledge Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states if the war is to end.
Ukraine must also disarm itself and distance itself from Nato.
As The Mirror reported:
The demands come after reports Kremlin troops are preparing for a fresh attempt to seize Kyiv.
As the invasion enters its 12th day, UK defence officials believe Russian troops have made minimal gains over the last 48 hours - and Putin’s troops were pushed out of Chuhuiv.
But there are fears the ‘humanitarian corridors’ - set up to help refugees flee the fighting - are simply a way for Russia to manipulate the situation with the corridors forcing them to exit through Belarus or Russia.
Vladimir Putin’s troops have been attempting to advance towards the capital city for days but ground to a halt as the Ukrainian resistance hit supply lines.
Ukrainian President Vlodomyr Zelensky has vowed revenge after photos of a fleeing family lying dead in the street as Russian forces shelled Irpin shocked the world.
In a fiery address on Sunday, Volodymyr Zelensky promised a day of judgment after the deaths of evacuating Ukrainians.
The Ukrainian leader spoke following the tragedy in Irpin, where four members of one family were killed when missiles struck.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson accused Western powers of “turning the other cheek” to Russia for too long.
The Prime Minister claimed the West had “failed to learn the lessons” of previous Russian aggression that had led to the invasion of Ukraine.
In a 1,300-word essay in the New York Times, he told his counterparts “the world is watching” and urged them to match rhetoric with action.
He set out a six-point plan aiming to tackle Vladimir Putin’s advance.