Russia will work to ensure that the war in Ukraine ends as soon as possible. This was declared, speaking from Yekaterinburg, by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to reports from Tass.
The Russian head of state noted that “the Defense Ministry holds briefings every day, reporting on current developments to the public and the nation.” “So we’re going to try to make it all over, and the sooner the better, of course,” he added. An intensification of hostilities, he added, could lead to unnecessary losses.
“All armed conflicts end with negotiations and Russia has never shied away from this, unlike Ukraine. The sooner Kiev realizes that talks are needed, the better it will be,” Putin said in Yekaterinburg.
The missile defense systems Patriot are “old” systems and Russia “will always find an antidote”Putin also said commenting on the American decision on new arms supplies to Ukraine. “Regarding the Patriots, it’s a pretty old system and it doesn’t work as well as our S-300s,” he said. “Those who are against us believe it’s a defensive weapon, that’s what they say. But it’s all in their minds and we will always find an antidote. Russia will bring down the Patriot system.” “So they’re just wasting time, they’re just prolonging the conflict.”