Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Saturday that any nation that sought to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine could be thought of by Moscow to have entered the battle. “Any movement in this direction will be considered by us as participation in an armed conflict by that country,” the Russian chief stated throughout a gathering with Aeroflot staff.
He added that imposing a no-fly zone would have “colossal and catastrophic consequences not only for Europe but also the whole world”.
Putin additionally dismissed rumors that Russia is planning to declare martial regulation along with his nation’s army incursion in Ukraine in its second week. “Martial law should only be introduced in cases where there is external aggression … we are not experiencing that at the moment and I hope we won’t,” Putin stated.