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“The United States is ready to fight against Russia to the last Ukrainian”

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko during a visit to the Vostochny Cosmodrome on April 12, 2022.

A Russia that refuses “insulation” and even has the luxury of looking ahead. This is the message Vladimir Putin sent to his fellow citizens during his visit to the Vostotchny cosmodrome in the Far East on Tuesday, April 12. The Russian president was accompanied by his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, who repeatedly called himself a ” little brother “ and multiplied the signs of faithfulness.

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While Russian industry worries about being cut off from the West and robbed of its technologies, the Kremlin head pointedly announced the resumption of Russia’s space program on its way to the moon. “We do not intend to become isolated, he later said at a press conference. It’s impossible to drastically isolate anyone in the modern world, especially in a country the size of Russia. †

He then claimed that the Russian economy could be flexible when it comes to its deliveries and its customers, and warned that the West would suffer too, exemplified by mineral fertilizers, which are mass-produced in Russia and Belarus. “It’s time for anti-Russian hysteria, but time will do its job. he assured. When people are faced with rising gas prices, rising food prices, rising inflation, it will be reflected in national political processes. †

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“Clear and Noble Objectives”

For Putin, the sanctions and attempt to isolate the Russian economy are part of the general offensive being led by the West against his country, and the United States’ attempt to “world domination”† If he would recognize that “difficulties” goods “unavoidable”, the Russian leader also mentioned ” opportunities “, recalling the development of certain sectors since 2014, agriculture first.

“The blitzkrieg that those who wished us evil counted on did not take place, he stood on it. Our financial system, our industry works. † The ruble is in fact back at the level it was before the start of operations in Ukraine (mainly because Russian imports have fallen drastically), but the biggest problems affecting the sector are expected in the coming months.

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On the military front, Vladimir Putin also wanted to be reassuring. “The special military operation is proceeding according to plan”, he repeated again, assuring that the advance and withdrawal of the Russian army in northern Ukraine were aimed only at: “Repair Ukrainian troops and destroy military infrastructure”. According to him, the Russian army is refraining from making progress “faster”for “limit losses”

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