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Putin warns of a possible global war

Putin said "serious talk" is needed for international security and stability. He stressed that especially the 5 nuclear states have a "responsibility for the development of humanity".


Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that regional conflicts in the Middle East could turn into a global war.

Addressing the Russian Federation’s Federal Assembly in Moscow, Putin said “a serious conversation” is needed for international security and stability. He stressed that especially the 5 nuclear states have a “responsibility for the development of humanity”.

“Regional conflicts can quickly become threats to international security. There is a serious need for a conversation about the stability and security of world order. The five nations must eliminate the reasons that could trigger a war,” Putin said.

The Russian president stressed that Russia is currently safe, having the latest weapons that “no other country possesses”, but added that this country should be further developed.

According to him, Russia is open to cooperation with all interested partners and that his country does not threaten anyone. But, he added, Russia will continue to build its national security.

Putin also proposed a condition that the presidential candidate have lived in the country for at least 25 years. He also stressed the need to ban foreign citizenship or residence permits for senior officials.

He announced that changes in this regard would be presented to a general vote in the near future.

Speaking about the birth rate in Russia, Putin expressed his concern about lowering the population rate and suggested some measures aimed at boosting birth rates in the country.

The president’s annual speech at the Russian Federation’s Federal Assembly is an annual event in which the Russian president announces his vision of strategic directions for the country’s development in the near future.

The speech includes provisions of political, economic and ideological character as well as specific proposals related to the legislative work of Parliament.


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