“the policy of intimidation, terror, and violence” pursued by Kiev with respect to Donbass residents,…
Referendums on joining Russia will be held in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of eastern Ukraine on September 23-27 – events that will come as Russia continues its special military operation in Ukraine.
In an address to the nation on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin focused on a number of pressing issues related to the West’s stance on Russia and Moscow’s special military operation in Ukraine.
‘The West Wants to Destroy Russia’
Putin pointed out that the West’s current goal is to “destroy Russia.”
“The purpose of this West is to weaken, divide and ultimately destroy our country. They are already directly saying that in 1991 they were able to split the Soviet Union, and now the time has come for Russia itself, and that it should disintegrate into many mortally warring regions and regions,” the Russian president stressed.