Invasion of Ukraine: Sanctions Introduced on Russia Equal to Declaration of War, Putin Says

Invasion of Ukraine: Sanctions Introduced on Russia Equal to Declaration of War, Putin Says

  • Vladimir Putin has declared that sanctions introduced on Russia are equivalent of a declaration of war
  • Recall that President Putin, his allies and Russia have been sanctioned for the invasion of Ukraine by several countries
  • Meanwhile, the Russian president has denied reports that his government is recruiting conscripts to fight

Russian President Vladimir Putin has on Saturday, March 5, declared that sanctions introduced on Russia are equivalent of a declaration of war.

The Russian president made this statement while reacting on the several sanctions imposed on his allies and government.

Sanctions introduced on Russia equal to declaration of war, Putin says
Sir Lyne said The Russian president hates to be opposed by his people (Photo: @KremlinRussia_E)
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He also said there are not planning on a state of emergency in Russia or enlisiting conscripts for the “operation" in Ukraine.

He said:

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“We could have taken a different course of action. We could have helped the republics of Donbas at the contact line and reinforced them with the Russian army, but in this case, and I mean with the unwavering support from the west, we would have radicals on the other side coming endlessly… with support from the west."

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“Our General Staff, the Ministry of Defense, went the other way; the first thing they did was to destroy the entire military infrastructure [of Ukraine], well, not all of it, but partially, mostly. Warehouses with weapons, ammunition, aviation, air defense systems,” he said.
“Hence the demand to close the sky, but the implementation of this demand is associated with colossal and catastrophic consequences not only for Europe, but for the whole world,” he said.
“The current [Ukrainian] leadership needs to understand that if they continue doing what they are doing, they put under question the future of Ukrainian statehood. And if that happens, it will be entirely on their conscience."

Meanwhile, CNN says it cannot independently verify the Russian president's claim.

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