The Russian president said at a forum in St. Petersburg that before 2014, he would not have considered a conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Many adults, educated, educated, scientific, talented people are involved in their work, and many of them, like me, before 2014, would not have even thought about the possibility of such a conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Putin said on the ninth. On the sidelines of the International Forum of United Cultures in St. Petersburg, which revolves around it Izvesti mentioned.
According to the president, if he had been told that this was possible before 2014, he would have replied: “Are you crazy?”
Putin also pointed out that everyone has the right to express their own point of view, but one must think before speaking, because personal opinion is different, and what harms the country is different.
Earlier, Putin said that Russia could do nothing but stand up to protect the people of Crimea, then Donbass and Novorossia. Regarding the reasons for the situation with Ukraine, he said
Western countries are not ready to fulfill the Minsk agreements on a peace settlement,
They began to drag the region into NATO, ignoring Russia’s position and protests.