Russian President Vladimir Putin held an online meeting with the Russian Security Council on the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Putin said that he saw reports that Poland was planning to send troops to Ukraine. “As for the Polish leaders, they are probably planning to form a coalition under the NATO umbrella and then rip off a big piece for themselves. According to their beliefs, they expect to intervene directly in the conflict in Ukraine in order to regain their historical lands, that is, today’s Western Ukraine. It is known that they also dream of Belarusian lands.” made its assessment.
“The western lands of present-day Poland are Stalin’s gift to the Poles”
Stating that Poland’s lands in the west were a gift from the leader of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin, Putin said, “Poland received important lands in the West, lands from Germany, thanks to the Soviet Union and Stalin’s approach. The western lands of present-day Poland are Stalin’s gift to the Poles. Have our friends in Warsaw forgotten that? We will remind them.” used the phrases.
Stating that arms shipments to Ukraine may continue, but this only prolongs the conflict, Putin said, “Former Soviet ammunition and weapons stocks in some NATO countries are largely depleted. Existing production capacities in the West are also not enough to quickly replenish equipment and ammunition reserves.” used the phrase.
“The West is disappointed with the results of the Ukrainian counteroffensive”
Expressing that the Western countries were not satisfied with the counterattack by Ukraine, Putin said, “It is clear that the Western curators of the Kiev regime are disappointed with the results of the so-called counterattack announced by the Ukrainian authorities. Neither the huge resources being pumped into Kiev nor Western weapons are helping.” he said.
Noting that Ukraine suffered significant losses due to “suicide attacks”, Putin said, “Ukrainian army formations suffered huge losses as a result of suicide attacks. These losses amounted to tens of thousands, tens of thousands to be exact.” said.
“Aggression against Belarus is aggression against Russia”
Underlining that Belarus is an ally for Russia, Putin said, “Aggression against Belarus means aggression against Russia”. We will respond with all the means at our disposal. I will say only one thing, this is a very dangerous game and those who make such plans should think about the consequences.” he said.