Western countries are superficial about the warnings of Russia not to cross the “red lines”. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a speech at an expanded meeting of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s collegium, which was broadcast by RIA Novosti.
According to Putin, “Western partners are exacerbating the situation by supplying Kiev with lethal modern weapons, conducting provocative military maneuvers in the Black Sea, and not only, but in other regions close to our borders.”
“We are constantly expressing our concern about this, talking about the“ red lines ”. But, of course, we understand that our partners are very peculiar and, how to put it mildly, they have a very superficial attitude to all our warnings and conversations about “red lines,” Putin said.
Nevertheless, the president continued, the recent warnings from Russia still “produce a certain effect.”
“A certain tension has arisen there. <…> They need to keep this state as long as possible, so that it does not occur to them to arrange for us on our western borders some kind of unnecessary conflict. And we don’t need conflicts, ”Putin added.
He did not specify what kind of “tension” he was talking about.
In the spring of 2021, the United States and NATO accused Russia of pulling troops to the Ukrainian border. According to the US, the concentration of troops on the border is at its highest since 2014. Russia explained this with teachings.
At the end of October, the American media again reported that Russia was concentrating troops and military equipment near the borders of Ukraine. Bloomberg wrote that the US has warned the EU about the danger of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.