Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused NATO members of taking part in the Ukraine conflict by donating arms to the country and said the West planned to break up Russia.

"They are sending tens of billions of dollars in weapons to Ukraine. This really is participation," Putin said in an interview with the Rossiya-1 channel aired on Sunday, Feb. 25.

"This means that they are taking part, albeit indirectly, in the crimes being carried out by the Kyiv regime," Putin said.

He said Western countries had "a single aim -- to break up the former Soviet Union and its main part -- the Russian Federation".

"Only then will they maybe accept us in the so-called family of civilised peoples but only separately, every part separately."

Putin was speaking on the sidelines of a patriotic concert in Moscow on Thursday on the eve of the first anniversary of the start of Russia's full-scale offensive in Ukraine.

In the interview, Putin also reiterated his calls for a multipolar world and said he had "no doubt" that this would happen.

"What are we against? Against the fact that this new world that is taking shape is being built only in the interests of just one country, the United States."

"Now that their attempts to re-configure the world in their own likeness after the fall of the Soviet Union have led to this situation, we are obliged to react."

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Skylar Rocklege
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Russia has undone decades of progress and sabotaged its future potential and prospects. It will take them a long time to recover from the scathing sanctions. Russia has violated several treaties namely - Budapest Memorandum and the European Charter for Security. If Russia had insecurities about the presence of NATO near its boundaries, why did it accede to the European Charter? Russia doesn't realize - it lost the neutrality of the Eastern Bloc because of its own nuisance and reckless foreign involvement in separatist wars.
P.S. - Putin always had reservations about the Soviet Union and has openly sympathized with it - despite whatever it stood for.
Jack Griffin
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Putrid is doing a great job breaking up the Russian Federation all on his own. Keep up the good work!
Anna Paterek
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Stop war immediately. Everyone has only one life. Start talking about peace NOW.

Jack Griffin
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@Anna Paterek, Anna, your naivete disallows you from seeing evil. Putin is evil. The only way to achieve peace over evil is to destroy the evil to the point it accepts a full, unconditional surrender. Please go back and see how UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's "Peace in our time." with Hitler worked out.
jacques willemen
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no, no, stupid putin, the west hates dicktators and aspecially the ones who go to agressive wars against brother nations in an aim to unify all socalled slavic people like adolf hitler wanted to unify all the so called german people
putin always has a male hysterical rant when he puts in the lower yaw of adolf hitler which is stored in moscow
but the slavic people of rasshist terror country is a people of slaves under the whip of the kleptokrats of the maffia kriminals in the maffia kriminalin in moscow
the problems with dicktators is that they have long toes and common people always tread on them unsuspectingly and likewise tread on their millimeter thin dick wrapped around the world more the several times
putin started threatening the West with nukes since some days before 24-02-2022, and putin hasnt stopped since then to threaten the west open or covertly with nukes since then
and now he is turning our reaction around as if we are the bad guys
putin is the beast and satan and nazi with the Anschluss of belarus and Donbas as his Sudetenland and etc.
the only thing people want is get rid of putin
putin likes to turns things around, but he must ask himself when the time will be there he is turned up and hung up in his milimeter thin dick wrapped around the globe several times finaly
and the same goes for the feminised botox guy from bejing who sprays up island in the southchinasea
and when putin falls, orban falls with him very deep
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Ohh fuck off dude...would love to see the complete destruction of Russia and I mean burned to the ground nothing left 💥