Putin – No Plan to Attack NATO, Biden Remarks Are ‘Nonsense’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed President Joe Biden’s “nonsense” claims that Russia would attack a NATO country if it won its war with Ukraine, pointing out that Russia had no interest in fighting the NATO alliance.

As Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russia continues to fail, the tension between Russia and Western countries like the United States has grown. As Newsmax noted, “The war in Ukraine has triggered the deepest crisis in Moscow’s relations with the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.”

Many fear that Russia will continue its offensive beyond Ukraine’s borders if it succeeds in its invasion of Ukraine, with some arguing that a direct conflict between NATO and Russia is possible — including Biden, who warned last year that the conflict would trigger World War Three.

Meanwhile, Russian officials, including Putin, have insisted that their sights are only set on Ukraine. In an interview published on Sunday by Rossiya state television, the Russian president slammed Biden’s recent comments about the war — in which the U.S. president warned that a Russian victory in Ukraine would lead to Putin attacking a NATO country. Biden’s comments came as part of a plea to Republicans not to block additional military aid to Ukraine.

“It is complete nonsense – and I think President Biden understands that,” Putin said during the interview.

Putin went on to claim that Biden appeared to be trying to justify his “mistaken policy” on Russia, then emphasized that Russia has no plans to start a larger conflict.

“Russia has no reason, no interest – no geopolitical interest, neither economic, political nor military — to fight with NATO countries,” he said.

The NATO alliance began in 1949 as an effort to provide Western security against the Soviet Union, later growing after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 to include several former Soviet and Warsaw Pact countries.

Putin, along with many other past and present Russian officials, have repeatedly condemned the post-Cold War expansion of NATO — pointing out past promises from the West not to expand the alliance toward Russia’s borders. Russia has maintained that NATO expansion to countries on its borders will be viewed as an act of aggression, which many analysts believe was a catalyst for Russia’s recent military offensives.

In April, Putin declared that Finland’s entry into NATO would force Russia to “concentrate certain military units” in northern Russia near the border — which further confirms the argument about NATO expansion.

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