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Sanctions Are Equivalent To A Declaration Of War - Russian President Putin

Sanctions Are Equivalent To A Declaration Of War - Russian President Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said sanctions imposed on his country are “equivalent of a declaration of war,” CNN reports.

Several countries including EU members, the US, the UK and Canada, imposed sanctions on Russia after Putin authorised the invasion of Ukraine on 24 March citing genocide on pro-Russian citizens.

Putin added that Russia could have avoided attacking Ukraine and “could have helped the republics of Donbas at the contact line and reinforced them with the Russian army, but in this case, and I mean with the unwavering support from the west, we would have radicals on the other side coming endlessly… with support from the west.” He added:

The current [Ukrainian] leadership needs to understand that if they continue doing what they are doing, they put under question the future of Ukrainian statehood. And if that happens, it will be entirely on their conscience.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the West was engaged in “economic banditry” against Russia and that Moscow would respond.

He did not specify what response there would be but said it would be in line with Russian interests.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett flew to Moscow to meet Putin regarding Ukraine.

Bennett, who is religious, took the unusual step of flying on the Sabbath to meet him. The trip follows a request by Ukraine for Israel to mediate the conflict.

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Osama 2 months ago

Manuscript wakanyanya kwete vamwe vanongo hukura vasina chavanoziva


manuscript 2 months ago

US invaded Cuba in 1960s because Soviet wanted to build military bases in Cuba and brought about the Cuba missile crisis.

Cuba is few miles away from US. So why should NATO and US build a military base in Ukraine which has a long border with Russia? Putin is not stupid. As it stands now NATO and US are unable to launch direct attack on Russia because of the distance.

Putin knows if NATO and US enters Ukraine and establish military base there Russia is finish.

Additionally, NATO and US breached the 1990 treaty which prevents NATO and US from expanding eastwards from the then East Germany.

Today NATO and US are almost everywhere in Europe including Croatia, Poland and other places that are closer to Russia.

Getting closer to Russia means NATO and US missiles can directly hit Russia.

Putin is not stupid.

Putin had been complaining ever since when those expansions began. No one listened.

Let's take a closer look at NATO and US activities recently:

1) Killed Ghadaffi of Libya for no reason. Libya conflict was entirely internal. Libya a once peaceful and prosperous country today lies in ruins with no sober government.

2) Killed Sadaam of Iraqi and destroyed that beautiful country; lying that Iraqi had weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were found. Today Iraqi lies in ruins with no sober government.

3) Went to Syria and nearly overthrew Asaad had it not being for Russia. Syria lies in ruin but Asaad is in tact while that country is now the platform for terrorists. Syria conflict is/was entirely an internal problem.

4) Went to a peaceful Afghanistan after the Russians left. Today Afghanistan is a total mess.

If NATO and US not checked they will wake up any morning and decide to change a government anywhere anytime in this world.

My fear:

NATO and US has started sending military logistics to Ukraine. This is dangerous. It may lead to the justification by Russia that NATO and US wants to enter Ukraine so that it can launch attacks on Russia. And when this happens China, India, Syria, Iraqi etc and the bad boy N. Korea those staunched allies to Russia will support Russia.

N.Korea in fact has started last Saturday by testing a ballistic missiles.

It's like we are on the eve of a THIRD WORLD WAR.

The WAY out:
To me is for NATO and US to respect the treaty they SIGNED not to expand eastwards towards Russia...i.e they withdraw all the way to Germany or better still just stop were they are right now.

You can't be piling war armouries in front of my veranda with the aim of attacking me and you expect me to throw picnic for that.

This bitter truth you will not read or see in the western media.


Jeko 2 months ago

Russians are now using these sanctions to motivate the boys on the front line.PINDULA tipe update vakomana vapinda here muguta guru re Ukraine

Jeko 2 months ago

@manuscript. You preach the truth my brethren.

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apostle Lennox 2 months ago

putin aputana


2 months ago


er 2 months ago

musatya guys Hondo yeku urkraine yakuzopera his excellency president Emerson Dambudzo Munangagwa to give Russia crippling sunctions by this week


Bright 2 months ago

Kkkkkkkk ummm

😴 2 months ago

Kkkkkk ichi chandimutsa kkkkk

King 2 months ago

Guys what is NATO? Which country can join NATO? So why Russia didn't want Ukrain to join? I just don't understand indaba yonke leyi, so NATO is bullying other countries? Can some1 try 2 explain 2 me ukuthi what's happening here......🙏


Sigprov 2 months ago

It's like Drc and SA have issues. Then Zanu says Drc can put its soldiers in Zim. SA ithi Hayi akuyenzi. Zim ithi it's a democractic decision. Then SA says umthwakazi was hit with gukurahundi so they want to protect matebeleland from further genocide. Then SA invades Zim.

PG 2 months ago

Ndakagara ndazvitaura kuti hondo haiwhinwe nezvombo asi kuti how tactical you are.


King 2 months ago

Putin is in deep ****. The pen is mightier than the gun. This Hitler of modern times is a mad dog. how do you shoot a nuclear power station, knowing how nuclear power station operate? burning your neighbour's house while endangering even your own house. I hope YWH judges him accordingly.


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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

Who put Putin into this 😂


Realist 2 months ago

Putin has already lost this war. He thought Ukraine was a walkover and he underestimated the ability of European nations to unite and stand firm with the US against Russia, he also overestimated the support of China on his military adventures when faced with economy destroying sanctions. His days are numbered now that the whole world is on high alert


LaSilva@ KC 2 months ago

My brethren@ Realist USA alone don't stand a chance on Russia,& Russia is not even in fear mode ...mark my words

Machiavelli 2 months ago

Spot on @Realist

Tinmike 2 months ago

let's see how it ends but I think biggest problem is people are getting one side of the story mostly to boost Ukraines morale.

Tinmike 2 months ago

NATO and EU played all their cards too early, now what does Russia have to lose? After this evacuation of civilians that happened today, a full scale war is gonna happen and there is nothing any other country can do not even Ukraine's air defence. Hope Putin wins this, the West needs to learn they had the world at their feet in the 90s not now


Dziva 2 months ago

Putin doesn't need finance for this war i barely doubt that he is well equipped for the war maybe his economy is feeling the effects in terms of basic supply of commodities meaning Ukraine only needs to hold them off for at least a month and he will throw in the towel

Machiavelli 2 months ago

@Tinmike, Putin himself has said sanctions are a declaration of war. It means the sanctions are biting him as hard as any war could.

NATO has widely avoided military intervention, but went for the economy which Putin had not envisaged.

How is he going to fight sanctions and a military war at the same time? Noone in history has ever fought a war on tri fronts and won. Romans, Napoleon and Hitler are well known examples

Just prior to invading Ukraine Putin signed oil exports agreement with China worth $20 billion annually and another agreement to import as much again of coal. He assumed that this would enable him to fight the Ukrainian war by providing him with the cash and energy.

But alas the sanctions, including the freezing of his external assets means he has no wherewithal to finance his military war in Ukraine

In short Putin is finished

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 2 months ago

𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤 𝙬𝙞𝙣 𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧. 𝘽𝙞𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧. 𝘽𝙚𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙣𝙚𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙍𝙪𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙖

Hezvoko 2 months ago

Putin may win the 'battle ' against Ukraine but not the' war'. The war is nolonger bombs and bullets but bread and butter: economical warfare

Tinmike 2 months ago

oh I'm very learned at this topic, just not with the western propaganda that's all

Wiseman 2 months ago

Whether he wins or loses on the battlefield Putin has already lost the war. I advise you to learn more and improve your political understanding, modern politics has evolved my friend you need to walk with the times

2 months ago


MT 2 months ago

His biggest fear is NATO and NATO anotoitya. If he wasn’t scared of NATO he cld hve simply hve allowed Ukraine to join


Aleck 2 months ago

Of course he should be scared of NATO, those are basically his enemies that's why this war is there in the first place because of NATO's continues expansion to the east and Ukraine trying to join them yet it shares the border with Russia, which is a big threat to Russia

M R M U S U R I 2 months ago

mboko Putin


MT 2 months ago

Putin is now clueless. He’s now barking. He thought he could defeat Ukraine easily and when he attacked he knew it comes with a cost n he underestimated the costs. Now he’s jus threatening. If sanctions are a declaration of war let him fight them then.


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Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Putin, you're TERMINATED.


Usama Bhini Radhinhi 2 months ago

Putini kana wakazviita nanga paPendagoni zvakare. Dzokororo ine simba zve iwe😅😅😅😅😅
Chiso chaPutini icho ungati ndechemutambi mufirimu raSuwazi Maniga rino Temineta😎


Novakovic 2 months ago

Dzarema njuga Put, ita zvawaitaura kuti unoita zvisati zvamboonekwa Pasi rino, urikushandisirwa njere nebhiro kwete haha nepfuti Kkkkkk



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