Putin: No Aggression Towards NATO, but F-16s Will Face Consequences in Ukraine

The Russian president once again showed his composure by stating that the F-16s will be destroyed

by Sead Dedovic
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Putin: No Aggression Towards NATO, but F-16s Will Face Consequences in Ukraine
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For a long time, there has been talk about Vladimir Putin and his intentions in the war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly warned about the danger posed by the Russian leader, aiming to alert everyone about Putin's potential moves in the future. 

The Ukrainian leader has emphasized that if Putin achieves his goal in Ukraine, his ambitions will grow, and he will intend to occupy other nearby countries. 

In such an atmosphere, the question is how far Putin's goals would go. 

However, the Russian leader considers such stories, not only from Zelenskyy but also from many other leaders, to be nonsense. Vladimir Putin, while speaking to Russian air force pilots, emphasized that Russia has no aggressive tendencies towards the US or NATO countries. Russians do not intend to attack other countries, and he believes that with these stories, world leaders want to scare their citizens and create resentment towards Russia.

"We have no aggressive intentions towards these states," Putin said, as quoted by REUTERS!
"The idea that we will attack some other country - Poland, the Baltic States, and the Czechs are also being scared - is complete nonsense. It's just drivel."

Vladimir Putin also commented on the F-16 fighters, which the West will likely deliver to Ukraine. The Russian president emphasized that he is not particularly concerned about such rumors, convinced that F-16s will not pose a problem on the battlefield. In fact, the Russian president once again showed his composure by stating that the F-16s will be destroyed, just like tanks and other armored vehicles. The Russian leader is confident that Russians have weaponry that can match even stronger forces, so he is not particularly worried about it.

Recent victories of his army also evoke optimism among Putin and his associates, who expect nothing but the best from their military.

"If they supply F-16s, and they are talking about this and are apparently training pilots, this will not change the situation on the battlefield," Putin said.
"And we will destroy the aircraft just as we destroy today tanks, armoured vehicles and other equipment, including multiple rocket launchers."

The Russian president believes that the F-16 can carry nuclear weapons, therefore it will become a legitimate military target.

"Of course, if they will be used from airfields in third countries, they become for us legitimate targets, wherever they might be located," Putin said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, confirmed that the planes should arrive in Ukraine in the next few months, which immediately caused optimism among the citizens of Ukraine, aware of the importance of these figures.

Dmytro Kuleba
Dmytro Kuleba© Spencer Platt / Getty Images News
 

For a long time, the Ukrainians demanded F-16 and said how important they could be in achieving their goals. Some European countries reacted and promised to send them F-16. This kind of agreement among European countries indicates that Russia could be defeated in this conflict, at least in the sense that they will not achieve their military goal.

Vladimir Putin is not afraid and believes in the victory of his country

Vladimir Putin has repeatedly emphasized that he does not feel any fear due to the West's support for Ukraine, but he warns the West that if they send troops into such wars, it could potentially trigger a world war and the use of nuclear weapons. The Russian president does not want to resort to nuclear weapons, aware of the consequences that could arise. However, if the situation becomes chaotic and requires such measures, Putin will not hesitate to use nuclear weapons.

Vladimir Putin is a unique leader in many respects. Since the beginning of this war, we have been able to better understand the psychological profile of this leader. Although he was previously regarded as a rigid leader, without emotions, and someone who only seeks power, it seems that these characteristics have been confirmed during this war.

The Russian president seems to ignore warnings from other countries and appears to disregard the sanctions imposed on him. His goals are such that any obstacle in his path must be demolished. At least that's how Vladimir Putin thinks.

This latest statement regarding the F-16 fighters speaks volumes about Putin's unwillingness to silently observe assistance from other countries to Ukraine, ready to oppose it, which is entirely expected.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy did not talk much about this kind of help to Ukraine, but for several months he has been asking for help from European countries and other countries of the world, considering that Ukraine is experiencing a mild crisis.

Ukrainians hope that they can resist the Russians in the coming years as well, with the aspiration that the war will end and that Ukraine will feel peace again.

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