February 21, 2023 09:16 GMT
Putin-'They Started The War...Objective Of West Is Limitless Power'
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to joint houses of parliament. Some key comments below:
- Putin: 'We will decide the tasks of special military operation step by step.'
- Putin: 'We did everything possible to resolve Donbas problem peacefully. But the West prepared a different scenario.'
- Putin: 'Kyiv held talks with the West about weapons supplies before military operation...the West cynically cheated its people.'
- Putin: 'We defend our interests and position that there should not be a divide between civilised countries and the rest.'
- Putin criticises US as having large number of military bases worldwide and for unilaterally exiting treaties. Says that 'We saw threats were increasing, a bloody operation in the Donbas had been planned.'
- Putin: 'They started the war...The objective of the west is limitless power.'
- Putin: Sevestopol in Crimes was the next target.'