Afghan Voice Agency (AVA), quoted from Russia Today: Vladimir Putin announced that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization "NATO" has been preparing to confront Russia since 2014.
He emphasized that NATO has become a tool for the implementation of American policies and asking Ukraine to continue the war shows that this country is a tool for realizing the goals of the West.
The President of Russia who spoke in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan; He added that we were negotiating with the Ukrainian government and had agreed on some issues, but they withdrew from the negotiations. We found out and were convinced that the West's request to Ukraine to continue the war shows that the goal of the West and NATO is not to support the peace of the Ukrainian nation, but that the West and NATO use this nation as a tool to realize their own interests.
Putin said: Westerners are exploiting Ukraine to consolidate their role in the world and emphasize their domination and imperialist goals, and in our opinion there is nothing new. We are used to the international community.
He continued; The ultimate goal of Russia's "special military operation" is to liberate Donbas, support its people, and create the right conditions to ensure Russia's security, and this operation is according to a predetermined plan, and as you can see, our forces are moving forward and the operation is progressing according to the plan. And we don't want to specify a specific deadline for its implementation. We also don't want to increase the intensity of the conflicts, because this will lead to possible losses. Accordingly, we try to protect the lives of our troops first.
In a news conference on the sidelines of the meeting of Caspian Sea countries in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, Putin also said about the possibility of Finland and Sweden joining NATO. If NATO forces are stationed in Finland and Sweden, Russia will have to react seriously.