Putin vows to press offensive in Ukraine
Feb 21, 2023 - 11:05
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed to "systematically" press on with Moscow's offensive in Ukraine, as he gave his state of the nation address.
"Step by step, we will carefully and systematically solve the aims that face us," Putin said ahead of the first anniversary of the military intervention.
Vladimir Putin blamed the West for the escalation of the Ukraine conflict after Kyiv's allies promised to send new weapons to Ukraine.
"The responsibility for fuelling the Ukrainian conflict, for its escalation, for the number of victims... lies completely with Western elites," Putin said.