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Putin: ‘Anyone who crosses red lines will face harsh response’

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned his country’s rivals they would face a “harsh response” if they crossed his red lines.

During a major speech on the international censure Russia is facing over its military buildup on the Ukrainian border and the imprisonment of Putin critic Alexei Navalny, the Russia President said:

“I hope that no one will think of crossing the red line in relation to Russia. And where it will be — we will determine that ourselves,”

Putin also claimed that the US was behind an alleged assassination attempt against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenk in a “coup attempt.”

Turning to domestic issues, Putin praised his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that Russia’s development of three domestic vaccines was a “real breakthrough” and predicting that Russia would achieve herd immunity by the Fall.

Source: Arutz Sheva

Header: MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JUNE 24, 2020: Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin walk in Red Square during a Victory Day military parade in Red Square marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II.. Mikhail Metzel/TASS