Vladimir Putin warns NATO, dismisses Western warnings, proposes family support

The Guardian February 29, 2024, 05:00 PM UTC

Summary: In his state of the nation speech, Vladimir Putin warned NATO against sending troops to Ukraine, threatening a potential nuclear conflict. He dismissed Western warnings of a Russian attack on Europe as "nonsense" and claimed Russian forces were "liberating new territories." Putin also addressed Russia's population decline and proposed financial measures to support large families. The speech was broadcast live across Russia ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

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