Putin criticizes the use of sanctions and describes the situation in Belarus, Ukraine and Venezuela as attempted coups

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday criticized the use of “illegal” sanctions by the international community and described the situation in countries like Belarus, Ukraine and Venezuela as attempted coups.

During his annual speech to the country’s Assembly, the President said that you have “every opinion and every point you have about the former President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych, or the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro (…) can have.” View of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko “.

However, he said the “practice of organizing coups and planning attacks, including those by high-ranking officials, transcends all established limits”.

Putin criticizes the use of sanctions and describes the situation in Belarus, Ukraine and Venezuela as attempted coups
Putin criticizes the use of sanctions and describes the situation in Belarus, Ukraine and Venezuela as attempted coups

Putin has therefore complained that “everyone is used to the practice of imposing illegal sanctions for political reasons,” according to information from the Sputnik news agency.

It has also attacked attempts by third countries to “try to impose their will on others by force”. “Today this practice is becoming much more dangerous,” he said.

The Russian President has referred to “the recently known facts of a direct attempt to organize a coup in Belarus and assassinate the president”.

For this reason, he has condemned the “lack of” reaction and action by the West on these events, although he has stated that it is “characteristic that even such obvious acts are not condemned by the West”. “Nobody seems to notice things, they all pretend nothing is happening,” he said.

With this in mind, he stressed that no one “ponders the possible number of deaths that would have occurred had a coup d’état occurred”.

“And what would have happened if a coup attempt had been carried out in Belarus? (…) How many people would have been injured and how would the fate of Belarus in general develop? Nobody thinks about it like nobody thought about it Fate of Ukraine when the coup was carried out in that country, “he said.

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