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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

Putin: 'NATO Should Be Aware of What They Are Playing With'

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Some NATO member states should realize what they are playing with when they suggest allowing Kiev to launch strikes on Russian territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
"These representatives of NATO countries, especially in Europe, especially in small countries, they should be aware of what they are playing with. They should remember that this is usually a state with a small territory and a very dense population. This is a factor they should keep in mind before striking deep into Russian territory," Putin said during a press conference following his visit to Uzbekistan.

Here are more of Vladimir Putin's key statements:

North Atlantic Alliance
NATO should be aware of what they are playing with, the Russian president said, referring to the possible authorization to use Western weapons in strikes against Russia.
Stoltenberg cannot ignore the fact that strikes with long-range precision weapons cannot be carried out without the help of space means.
Zelensky's legitimacy
The only legitimate power in Ukraine is the parliament and the president of the Rada.
If elections in Ukraine are not held during martial law, this does not mean that the presidential term is extended.
The Constitution of Ukraine provides for the extension of the mandate in the event of martial law, but only that of the parliament, not that of the president.
Russia is aware of the presence of Western mercenaries and military instructors in Ukraine.
Foreign specialists who maintain high-precision weapons are posing as mercenaries.
It is becoming increasingly difficult for the West to keep quiet about the losses suffered by mercenaries in Ukraine.