the West does not take the “red lines” seriously enough – .

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the West does not take the “red lines” seriously enough – .


Russian president Vladimir PoutineVladimir Vladimirovich Putin Ex-Marine ends hunger strike in Russian prison Outrage grows over Russian missile test that hit top of Biden-Xi satellite: senseless talk can lead to war MORE warned Thursday that the West does not take seriously Russia’s warnings not to cross its “red lines” amid mounting tensions over Ukraine, Reuters reports.
Putin reiterated the warning of Russia’s “red lines” in a speech to foreign policy officials in Moscow, saying talks to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine were heading towards a dead end.

Putin’s warning comes as the NATO chief said on Monday that the military alliance was closely monitoring movements of Russian forces near Ukraine’s borders and worried about a possible invasion similar to that of 2014.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on November 13 that About 100,000 Russian troops and heavy equipment, including tanks, have been moved near the common border with Ukraine, according to Reuters.

However, Russia has denied that the military build-up is a sign of a possible invasion and said in a statement last week that “the movement of troops into our territory should not be a cause for concern to anyone.”

Putin’s latest warning on the “red line” did not include details of what those lines are, saying only that for “each case we will determine where that red line is”.

The Russian president also accused the West of using the migrant crisis on the Polish border against a close ally of Moscow, Belarus, according to the report. The West has accused Russia of helping Belarus foment the crisis in retaliation for sanctions against Belarus following its 2020 election.

Putin further criticized NATO in his speech and said it had destroyed all mechanisms for dialogue, according to Reuters.

In October, Russia announced that it would end its diplomatic mission to NATO following the alliance’s expulsion of eight Russians accused of espionage.

This is not the first time that Putin has issued vague warnings to the Western bloc. In April, Putin warned the West and declared that anyone crossing a “red line” would face a harsh response.

“If someone interprets our good intentions as indifference or weakness and is ready to cross a red line, they should know that Russia’s response would be asymmetrical, swift and tough,” Putin told the era.



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