“If They Continue…”: Putin Threatens Existence Of Ukrainian Statehood

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Ukraine’s statehood and said that the Ukrainian authorities must understand that if they continue to do what they are doing, they are putting the future statehood in question.

He said, “The current (Ukrainian) authorities must understand that if they continue to do what they are doing, they are putting in question the future of Ukrainian statehood. And if this happens, they will be fully responsible.”

Since Russian Invasion has started, the economic and humanitarian toll of the war has spiraled. Amid this invasion, more than one million people have fled Ukraine. Officials have reported that hundreds of civilians have been killed. 

Kyiv is appealing the west to boost up the military assistance, including warplanes. President Volodymyr Zelensky is appealing to the Eastern Ruropean neighbors to provide Russian-made planes that his citizens are trained to fly.

Warnings against the NATO have been escalated by Putin, giving threats of a wider war if a no-fly zone is set up, as the forces have resumed attacking on the Ukrainian city where security fears stalled a planned evacuation.

For Ruling out a ‘no-fly zone’ Zelensky has criticized NATO. Putin has spoke of “colossal and catastrophic consequences not only for Europe but also the whole world” if such step is taken. Putin has stated that “Any movement in this direction will be considered by us as participation in an armed conflict by that country.”

Many big corporations have halted business with Russia since the invasion. The list of corporations involves, US-based tech firms such as Intel and Airbnb to French luxury giants LVMH, Hermes and Chanel. Visa and Mastercard had already announced that they were complying with US and international sanctions imposed on Russia in the wake of its attack.

Zelensky had spoken with their US counterpart Joe Biden and discussed financial support and sanctions against Russia.

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