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Putin: Russia has ‘all the tools’ to respond to any intervention in Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at a meeting of advisory council of the Russian parliament in Saint Petersburg on April 27, 2022. (Alexandr Demyanchuk/Sputnik/AFP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech at a meeting of advisory council of the Russian parliament in Saint Petersburg on April 27, 2022. (Alexandr Demyanchuk/Sputnik/AFP)

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that if any other country intervenes in Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia will launch a quick-fire military response.

Speaking to lawmakers, Putin says that “if anyone sets out to intervene in the current events from the outside and creates unacceptable threats for us that are strategic in nature, they should know that our response… will be lightning-fast.”

The Russian leader says that the military won’t hesitate to use the most modern weaponry.

“We have all the tools for this, that no one else can boast of having. We won’t boast about it: we’ll use them, if needed. And I want everyone to know that,” Putin says.

“We have already taken all the decisions on this.”

Putin has frequently touted Russia’s development of modern weaponry, including hypersonic missiles and the new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile that was successfully tested earlier this month.

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