Contents tagged with SPIEF

  • Putin: Ukraine’s potential membership in NATO is a ‘red line’ the West should not cross

    At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed fears that Ukraine could become a NATO member and called on Western countries not to cross the “red line” in relations with Russia. If Ukraine joined NATO, missile defense systems could be deployed in its territory.  

    Putin expressed fears that the expansion of the North Atlantic Alliance could pose a threat to Russia. He asked NATO to treat the interests of the Russian Federation with …