Russian President Vladimir Putin’s in his New Year’s video address to Russians criticized the West and Ukraine.
“It was a year of difficult, necessary decisions, the most important steps toward gaining full sovereignty of Russia and powerful consolidation of our society,” he said
He further said in the video
“The West lied about peace, but was preparing for aggression, and today it admits it openly, no longer embarrassed. And they cynically use Ukraine and its people to weaken and divide Russia,”
Moscow also announced plans to hold a pageant performance for the children of Russian soldiers at war front in Ukraine.
A lot of Russians have stopped supporting Putin actions in Ukraine.
According to a statement from an interviewed Russian citizen, Vladmir Ivaniy, he said
“Will it make me a patriot and go to the front against my Slavic brothers? No, it will not,”