While Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on Tuesday, he spent part of the time on remarks about the ‘Special Military Operation’ in Ukraine.
He spoke about the ‘failed counteroffensive’ that yielded no results and, more than a failure, a catastrophe for Ukraine, with the loss of personnel is high as 71,000 people, along with 543 tanks and some 18,000 armored vehicles.
All that for a few token destroyed villages of no strategic significance, without ever breaching the formidable layered Russian defense fortifications.
During his address, Putin also issued a grave, worrying warning towards the UK government, who he accuses of training a Ukrainian sabotage group which aimed to blow up nuclear power plant lines in Russia.
Sputnik reported Putin as saying:
“During the clash, the FSB [Russia’s Federal Security Service] captured several people, [some] were destroyed, the rest were taken prisoner, it turned out that this was a sabotage group of the Ukrainian special services. Interrogations are ongoing, which show that their task was to cause damage to one of our nuclear power plants, to blow up power lines in order to ultimately disrupt the operation of the power plant. This is not their first attempt.”
WATCH: Putin talk about UK Special Forces.
Putin accused UK’s special forces of trying to disrupt Russian nuclear power plants, saying that the elite forces were training Ukrainian troops on how to damage atomic power lines in Russia.
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Daily Mail reported Putin as saying:
“During interrogation, they admitted they were trained under supervision of British instructors. Do [the British] understand what they are playing with, or not?
Are they provoking our response at Ukrainian nuclear sites, nuclear stations, or what? Does the British leadership, or the Prime Minister [of the United Kingdom. Rishi Sunak] know what their special services are engaged with in Ukraine?
Or do they have no clue at all? I assume this is possible, too. I assume it is possible British special services act on the orders of the Americans. Either way, we know the final beneficiary.
‘But do they realize what they are playing with? I am afraid they simply underestimate…. I know there will be howling that starts after my words like ‘These are threats!’, ‘Nuclear blackmail!’, and so on.”