Moscow, Russia | On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned his foreign rivals not to “cross the red line” with Russia, amid mounting tensions with the West over a number of issues.
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In his annual address to the nation, the Russian president emphasized: “We generally act with restraint and in a modest manner, and often we do not respond even to unfriendly actions or even blatant profanities.”
He warned those who treat “our good intentions as weakness”, and said he hoped “no one would have an idea to cross the red line with Russia.” He said, “But we will decide by ourselves where things will go,” referring to his multiple passes of weapons with the West, but without specifying the borders we are talking about.
According to him, for some countries, “to attack Russia for anything and everything has become a kind of sport.”
However, in this speech he did not specifically refer to the major issues that confront him with Washington and the European Union.
He did not say a single word about the imprisoned and dying opponent Alexei Navalny, according to his relatives, the deployment of tens of thousands of Russian troops on the borders of Ukraine, or accusations of espionage and electoral interference in the United States or the United States. The latest scandal in which, according to Prague, agents of military intelligence in the Czech Republic are implicated.
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