Moscow says it boosted its defenses after “aggressive statements” from the West
Russia’s floor items, outfitted with intercontinental ballistic missiles in addition to vessels from the Northern and Pacific Fleets, have been positioned on excessive fight alert, the Russian Protection Ministry confirmed on Monday. The Russian Navy contains submarines armed with nuclear missiles.
The ministry stated the transfer was made in accordance with the order issued by President Vladimir Putin on Sunday. Putin cited “illegitimate sanctions” in opposition to Russia and “aggressive statements” by Western officers, with out elaborating.
Many nations, together with the US, Britain, and EU member states imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia in response to its army operation in Ukraine.
Moscow argued that the assault launched on early Thursday morning was essential to defend the Donetsk and Lugansk Folks’s Republics, which broke off from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Ukraine stated the motion was totally unprovoked and appealed to the worldwide group for assist.
After a number of delays, Russian and Ukrainian negotiators are assembly for talks for the primary time in Belarus on Monday.
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