Noting that Ukraine's possible NATO membership would pose a threat to Russia's security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, "I am confident that this will not increase Ukraine's security and will make the world in general much more vulnerable and cause additional tension in the international arena." said. Speaking about the grain corridor agreement, Putin said, "In this agreement with the United Nations, Russian interests had to be taken into account. I want to emphasize that, nothing was done. This is a completely one-sided game. But enough is enough."TALK TO RUSSIAN TELEVISIONIn a statement to Russian state channel Rossiya 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin made evaluations about Ukraine's possible NATO membership and the grain agreement that will expire on 17 July.
"ONE THIRD OF OUR DISPOSAL IS WEST MADE"Emphasizing that long-range missiles delivered to Ukraine damaged them, but they did not cause a critical change in the conflict zone, Putin said, "The same applies to foreign tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. As of yesterday evening, we have destroyed 311 tanks since July 4 alone. And a good part of that, I think at least a third, is Western-made, including the Leopard tanks." he said.Explaining that Ukrainian soldiers often refuse to even get on Western-made tanks, Putin said, "Why? " said. Underlining that new arms shipments will only aggravate the situation for Ukraine and exacerbate the conflict, Putin said that there are those who benefit from this situation.
"I DON'T SEE A GOOD THING IN UKRAINE'S JOINING NATO"Emphasizing that Ukraine's possible membership to NATO would pose a threat to Russia's security, Putin said, "Actually, one of the reasons for the special military operation is the threat of Ukraine joining NATO." used the phrase. Sharing the opinion that NATO membership will not contribute to Ukraine's security, Putin said, "I am confident that this will not increase Ukraine's security and will make the world in general much more vulnerable and cause additional tension in the international arena. Therefore, I do not see anything good in this." he said. Stating that Ukraine has the right to ensure its own security, Putin said, "There is only one limitation. The security of one country should not be jeopardized while the security of another country is ensured. Therefore, what both NATO and the G7 have declared is unusual for us at the moment. "There is nothing, and we are not against the consultation of such matters. But I repeat once again, provided that the security of Russia is ensured as a mandatory condition." made its assessment.
"THIS IS A TOTALLY SINGLE-SIDED GAME, BUT ENOUGH NOW"Pointing out that the conditions in the grain agreement signed for the export of Ukrainian grain were not implemented, Putin said, "In this agreement with the United Nations, Russian interests had to be taken into account. Logistics, insurance, cash flow related to the payment of our products and many other points. I want to emphasize this, nothing was done. . It's a completely one-sided game. But enough is enough." said. Putin stated that despite the situation in question, they have repeatedly extended the agreement of their own will. Noting that Russia can end its participation in the agreement, Putin said, "If everyone repeats that all the promises made to us will be fulfilled, let them fulfill these promises. We will also join this agreement immediately. The option to first extend and then fulfill the promises is no longer suitable for Russia. Let its fulfillment be a priority, followed by our participation.” used the phrases. Putin said he had not yet seen the letter reportedly sent by the United Nations to Russia, that the agreement was still a few days away and they would consider what to do.