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Putin’s chilling warning to the West: You”ll face consequences greater than any in history

By IANS Updated: Feb 24, 2022 2:24 pm
Moscow: In this image made from video released by the Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressees to the nation in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine on Thursday, as Putin cast aside international condemnation and sanctions and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere would lead to “consequences you have never seen.” Putin justified it all in a televised address, asserting that the attack was needed to protect civilians in eastern Ukraine ‚Äî a false claim the US had predicted he would make as a pretext for an invasion. AP/PTI

New Delhi, Feb. 24 (IANS): Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared war on Ukraine and gave a chilling warning to its allies in the West, Daily Mail reported.

Explosions were heard in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, as Putin announced that Russia was launching a military attack on Ukraine.

“To anyone who would consider interfering from the outside – if you do, you will face consequences greater than any you have faced in history,” he said on a television broadcast.

The UN Security Council had just convened an emergency meeting Wednesday night when Putin took to Russian airwaves to announce the invasion.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had urged Putin to stop his tanks.

“If indeed an operation is being prepared, I have only one thing to say from the bottom of my heart,” said Guterres.

“President Putin, stop your troops from attacking Ukraine. Give peace a chance. Too many people have already died.”

Putin ignored the plea, going on TV to describe the invasion as a “special military occupation’ and said he wants to “demilitarize” and “de-Nazify”, not occupy, the country, the report said.

He told Ukrainian service members to “lay down their arms and go home”, saying Russia could not exist with a “constant threat emanating from the territory of Ukraine” and clashes between Russian and Ukrainian solders was “inevitable”.’

By IANS Updated: Feb 24, 2022 2:24:08 pm