Russian President Vladimir Putin has toughened his rhetoric towards the West, blaming the US and Europe for deteriorating relations and vowing to retaliate for their aggression as he orders the further development of forces. Russian arms and weapons.
“What is happening now, tensions are growing in Europe, it’s their fault,” Putin told a meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry’s council on Tuesday. “At every step, Russia is forced to react somehow, at each step the situation is constantly getting worse, worse, worse. And today we are in a situation where we have to decide something.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-blames-u-s-for-ukraine-tensions-11640100640 Putin blames US and Europe for Ukraine tensions