Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his annual address to the Russian nation on Wednesday that he hopes no country is thinking of crossing Moscow’s “red lines.”
Russia has enough “patience, responsibility and common sense but no one should cross our red lines. And where those lines are, we will decide on any particular case ourselves what we will do,” he added.
“The organizers of any challenges threaten key interests of our security they will regret it as they have not regretted anything else for a long time.”
“The meaning and content of Russia’s policy on the international stage are to ensure peace and security for the well-being of our citizens, for the stable development of the country.
Russia has its own interests, of course, we defend them and we will do so under international law, as other countries in the world do.
If anyone refuses to understand this self-evident thing, does not want to have a dialogue, and chooses a selfish and supercilious tone, Russia will always find a way to defend its position,” Putin said during his speech.