Threats and grandstanding are dominating top government leadership around the world as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin increases its aggression against Ukraine and continues to threaten other nations.
On Thursday Dmitry Medvedev, who served as Russia’s President from 2008 to 2012 and is currently deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said the United States had stoked “disgusting” Russophobia.
“It will not work – Russia has the might to put all of our brash enemies in their place” he said. Russia has accused the West of perpetrating a “Russophobic plot to tear Russia apart.” Russia adds that any movement in forging ties with the West after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union “is now over” and it will “develop ties with other powers such as china.”
During a Thursday St. Patrick’s Day address given by President Joe Biden, he said countries were “standing together against a murderous dictator, a pure thug who is waging an immoral war against the people of Ukraine.”
President Biden had received criticism for not immediately labeling Putin a “war criminal” until weeks after the invasion of Ukraine began. Russia responded to Biden’s comments against Putin on Friday.
“Given Mr. Biden’s irritability, his fatigue and sometimes forgetfulness…which ultimately leads to aggressive statements, we probably will not give any sharp assessments so as not to cause more aggression” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
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VIDEO: Russia Moving Missiles Towards Finland Border
Putin has said in recent years that Finland is considered friendly so long as they do not join NATO. Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö confirmed Sunday he has applied for NATO membership.
MetroUK tweeted chilling video and reported the following:
Russian deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said: ‘They should have no illusions that we will simply put up with it,’ and insisted ‘the general level of military tension will rise’.
BREAKING: Russia moves nuclear missiles towards Finland border in backlash over Nato bid. https://t.co/fgzgXnwjqK
— Metro (@MetroUK) May 16, 2022
The video was reportedly taken on a road leading to Vyborg, around 24 miles from the Finnish border, showing the deployment of mobile Iskander missiles.
“Seven launchers are thought to be en route according to commentary on a dash cam video broadcast by Russian media.”
A person on the video can be heard saying: ‘As soon as the president of Finland said they were joining Nato, a whole division of Iskanders, seven of them is moving towards Vyborg.
‘Looks like a new military unit is about to be formed in Vyborg or the region.’
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