Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the West for lying about ‘peace’. The Russian president also accused the West of using Ukraine and its people to sow discord in Russia.

President Putin said this in his address to the Russian nation on the occasion of the English New Year.

Putin said, ‘The West lied about peace while preparing for the invasion and now they admit it openly. They are brutally using Ukraine and its people to weaken and divide Russia.’

“We have never allowed anyone to do this and will never do so,” Putin insisted. For years Western elites have been hypocritically assuring their peaceful intentions, including a solution to the Donbass conflict.’

“In fact, in every possible way they were encouraging the neo-Nazis who are carrying out military and public terrorist activities against the civilians of the Donbass People’s Republic,” the Russian president said.

(January 01/DM)