Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday claimed any state that imposes a no-fly zone about Ukraine would be deemed to have entered into an armed conflict with Moscow as the war carries on to rage in between the two nations.
“Any motion in this route will be deemed by us as participation in an armed conflict by that state,” AFP quoted the Russian chief as stating in the course of a conference with personnel of Aeroflot airline which declared the suspension of all its global flights commencing March 8, besides neighbouring Belarus.
He claimed imposing a no-fly zone would have “colossal and catastrophic effects not only for Europe but also the entire world”.
Putin also dismissed rumours of Russia arranging to declare martial regulation with his country’s army incursion in Ukraine in its next 7 days.
“Martial regulation really should only be launched in scenarios wherever there is exterior aggression… we are not enduring that at the minute and I hope we will not likely,” Putin claimed.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has pleaded for a no-fly zone about his state and lashed out at NATO for refusing to impose a single, warning that “all the persons who die from this working day ahead will also die since of you”.
NATO has claimed a no-fly zone, which would bar all unauthorised plane from traveling about Ukraine, could provoke popular war in Europe. Nevertheless, as the United States and other NATO users send out weapons for Kyiv, the conflict is previously drawing in nations significantly outside of Ukraine’s borders.
Putin has accused Ukraine of sabotaging the evacuation and even claimed Ukraine’s management was contacting into concern the long term of the country’s statehood, stating “if this takes place, it will be fully on their conscience”.
(With company inputs)