Russian president Vladimir Putin vowed a stern response to any nation threatening Russia as he lashed out towards Germany for promising tanks for Ukraine. Whereas, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky warned that Russia was consolidating its forces for a recent offensive, Vladimir Putin stated, “It is unbelievable however true. We’re once more being threatened by German Leopard tanks.”
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The feedback got here as Vladimir Putin was talking at a ceremony commemorating the Purple Military’s victory in Stalingrad. “We now have one thing to reply with. A contemporary struggle with Russia shall be utterly completely different,” Vladimir Putin asserted.
The West promised Ukraine with extra deliveries of battle tanks to struggle Russian forces this month as Zelensky stated that Russia is “getting ready to attempt to take revenge, not solely towards Ukraine, however towards a free Europe and the free world,” in a joint press convention with EU chief von der Leyen.
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“We are going to introduce with our G7 companions a further value cap on Russian petroleum merchandise and by the twenty fourth of February — precisely one 12 months for the reason that invasion began — we purpose to have the tenth package deal of sanctions in place,” EU chief stated in Kyiv whereas Zelensky asserted that Ukraine deserved to begin accession talks this 12 months to “give power and motivation to our individuals to struggle.”