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A close ally of Putin: The West is trying to wipe Russia off the map

A close ally of Putin: The West is trying to wipe Russia off the map

– In the face of growing military threats, it is important for us to have armed forces and special forces, which means that Russia’s opponents cannot even think of giving battle to us, – Patrushev tells Argumenti i Fakti.

He also believes that the war in Ukraine is actually a military conflict between Russia and NATO.

The events in Ukraine are not a clash between Moscow and Kiev. Patrushev says that this is a military confrontation between Russia and NATO, in particular the United States and Great Britain.

NATO: Russia is the greatest threat

Previously NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg unacceptable That NATO has threatened Russia. At the same time, the Defense Alliance ranked Russia as the greatest threat to “peace and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region.”

Several NATO member states have provided massive support to Ukraine’s defensive struggle against the Russian forces that invaded the country almost a year ago.

Nikolaj Patrushev is a former intelligence officer and head of the Russian FSB security service. Known President Vladimir Putin since the 1970s.

Consider the delivery of heavier weapons to Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has always wanted modern heavy tanks. But NATO countries have hesitated to give Ukraine weapons too powerful to be seen as actors in the war.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly warned Western countries of the consequences of helping Ukraine on the battlefield.

However, Britain’s Sky News reported on Monday that Britain is considering donating ten Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine. British-made tank with a 120 mm gun.

Last week, the United States, Germany and France announced that they would send armored personnel carriers to Ukraine.

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– I think it’s the right decision. There is an ongoing discussion among NATO countries about the structure of military support. But we must remember that this is a war of aggression, says Jens Stoltenberg.