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Putin: Russia battling ‘Western domination’ as Ukraine war grinds on

SpaceWar.com reports: “President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the war in Ukraine was part of Russia’s wider struggle against Western domination, and warned that the world is probably entering the ‘most dangerous’ decade since the end of World War II.

The Russian leader showed no sign of backpedalling on the eight-month-old invasion of Ukraine, and indeed painted the current situation as part of the decline of Western dominance in global affairs.

Putin’s comments on the global situation at the annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting were answered indirectly by the US Defense Department’s release of its formal National Defense strategy, in which it painted Moscow as an ‘acute threat’ to Western values.

‘Putin’s reckless war of choice against Ukraine — the worst threat to European security since the end of World War Two — has made that very clear for the whole world,’ said US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin…”

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