President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is ready to compromise on the Ukraine war. News – Al Jazeera.

Putin said this in an interview given to the country’s state television on the occasion of Christmas. However, he complained that Kyiv and its Western supporters are not willing to negotiate.

“We are fighting to protect national interests,” Putin said. This fight is to protect the interests of our citizens. We have no other way to protect the people.’

In the interview, he also said that the Patriot missile system that the United States will supply to Ukraine will be destroyed. Russian forces will destroy the Pentagon’s state-of-the-art air defense system in Ukraine.

Asked if the geopolitical conflict with the West had reached a dangerous level, Putin said, “I don’t think it’s that dangerous.”

Saying that Russia is on the right track in Ukraine, the Russian President said that the West, led by the United States, is engaged in a conspiracy to isolate Russia. However, Washington has denied this allegation.

While Russia’s ‘special military operation’ has been going on for almost 10 months in Ukraine with the aim of demilitarization. The US and European countries termed this operation as ‘Putin’s land grab’. These Western countries have imposed strict sanctions against Moscow. But Russia says the military operation will not stop if Ukraine accepts a set of demands from Moscow.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his country’s arms and defense industry officials to massively increase production.

(25 December/SM)