Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’ if Western arms strike Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that there would be ‘serious consequences’ if Western countries allowed Ukraine to use their weapons to strike targets in Russia, as sought by Kyiv.

Putin’s warning came in response to calls within some NATO members as well as the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg to allow Ukraine to use their arms to step up attacks on Russian soil, in an attempt to end more than two years of fighting.

‘This constant escalation can lead to serious consequences,’ Putin said during a visit to Uzbekistan.

‘In Europe, especially in small countries, they should be aware of what they are playing with,’ he said, noting that many European countries had ‘small territory’ and a ‘dense population’.

‘And this factor, which they should keep in mind before they talk about striking deep into Russian territory, is a serious thing,’ he said.

He added that even if Ukraine’s forces carried out the strikes, responsibility for them would lie with Western suppliers of the weapons…”

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