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Putin says Western sanctions are akin to declaration of war

The Tribune | 06/03/2022 09:08 AM | Click to read full article

President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Western sanctions on Russia were akin to a declaration of war and warned that any attempt to impose a no-fly zone in Ukraine would be tantamount to entering the conflict.

Putin reiterated that his aims in Ukraine are to defend Russian speaking communities through the ‚Äúdemilitarisation and de-Nazification‚ÄĚ of the country so that it became neutral.