Russian President Vladimir Putin stated Thursday that Moscow had no different alternative however to invade Ukraine to make sure Russia’s safety, talking hours after his military crossed his ex-Soviet neighbour’s borders.
“What was happening left us with no choice,” the Russian chief stated throughout a televised assembly with enterprise representatives, including that “we had no other way of proceeding”.
Putin additionally stated his nation wished to stay a part of the world financial system and had no plans to hurt it.
“Russia remains part of the world economy,” Putin informed the assembly after he ordered troops to invade Ukraine.
“We are not going to damage the world economic system which we are part of,” he stated, including he additionally didn’t need Russia to be excluded from the worldwide financial neighborhood.
“It seems to me that our partners should understand this and not set themselves the task of pushing us out of this system,” he added.
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