Original title: Putin: Who wants to “bite” Russia and “knock off their teeth”
Chinanews.com, May 21. According to a report by the Russian Satellite Network on the 20th, Russian President Putin stated at the organizing committee meeting of the celebration of the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War that Russia will severely respond to attempts to infringe on its own territory.
Putin said: “Everyone wants to bite us, but they have to know that we will knock out their teeth so that they can’t bite people. The key to this is to develop the armed forces.”
Putin said that once a country becomes stronger, its opponents will immediately find reasons to try to limit its development.
Putin said, “No matter what we do, no matter how hard we try to satisfy the appetite of those who try to contain us, deterrence will continue, because many of our opponents, let’s call them this way, we don’t need a country like Russia at all. , But we all need it, our people need it.”
Putin emphasized that Russia will not take the road of economic militarization. He said that this year’s defense budget is three trillion rubles, or about 42 billion U.S. dollars at the current exchange rate, while the US military expenditure is “more than 770 billion U.S. dollars.”