Putin says they cannot ignore NATO’s nuclear capabilities: “They want to dissolve Russia.”

Putin says they cannot ignore NATO’s nuclear capabilities: “They want to dissolve Russia.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again blaming the West for the war in Ukraine. by asserting that he had no choice but to take NATO’s nuclear capabilities into account, as the U.S.-led military alliance was seeking Russia’s defeat.

“In the present conditions, when all the major NATO countries have declared that their main objective is to inflict a strategic defeat on usto make our people suffer, as they say, “What is the point?how can we ignore their nuclear capabilities in these conditions?” he said in statements to Rossiya 1 state television reported by the Tass news agency.

The West, Putin has claimed, wants to liquidate Russia. “They have one goal: to dissolve the former Soviet Union and its fundamental part – the Russian Federation. And then, perhaps, they will welcome us into the so-called family of civilized peoples, but each piece separately,” in order “to be able to control it,” he has said.

General view of Putin's speech, after a year of war in Ukraine.

In his opinion, the West is indirectly complicit in the “crimes” committed by Ukraine:”It is not simply military-technical cooperationDo they (NATO countries) receive money? No, they don’t!” the president stressed.

Putin stressed that the armaments, worth tens of billions of dollars, are transferred to Ukraine “unilaterally,” and this means that, “although indirectly, is complicity with the crimes of the Kiev regime, including the shelling of residential neighborhoods.”

The Kremlin chief has indicated that Russia understands and agrees that the world must change. “What are we against? Against the fact that the new world that is shaping up. is being built solely in the interests of a single country.in this case the United States,” he added.

These were Putin’s first statements after the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and days after delivering his expected state of the nation address in which he will made similar accusations against the West. “What does this mean, what does that mean for us? It means they want to wipe us out once and for all,” he said.

In that speech, Putin lashed out at the Western powers for wanting to turning a local conflict into a “global confrontation.” and warned that the defeat of Russia on the battlefield “is impossible.”

“One thing should be clear to everyone: the greater the scope of the armament supplied to Ukraine, the more we will be obliged to push the threat away from our borders.“, he said at the time.

Kayleigh Williams