President Vladimir Putin today accused Ukraine of widespread use of cluster munitions on the battlefield on behalf of the United States.
President Vladimir Putin this Friday resorted to the metaphor of a dance to defend the current military offensive against Ukraine.
The Russian leader called on Ukraine’s government “not to dance to someone else’s rhythm,” suggesting Western countries were using Kiev to gain political advantage from the conflict.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently said, “It takes two people to tango” in reference to virtual peace talks.
As a result, President Putin said, “Tango is good,” but what Ukraine must do is “never forget how to dance the traditional dance “Hopak.”
In this sense, he noted, the United States is the first country that “doesn’t know how to tango” because it “tries to solve all problems from a position of strength.”
“They try to teach others the procedure even though they themselves don’t know the procedure and don’t want to learn it,” the newspaper added. TASS News Agency.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who received this Friday from President Putin, continued the metaphor to remember “the dance that began in Belarus.”
This occurred several weeks after the invasion began, and was “subsequently continued in Istanbul,” implying that initial attempts at dialogue had failed.
Then, according to Lukashenko, Washington “gave instructions” to Kiev, and negotiations eventually broke down.
Putin initially insisted that Russia was not opposed to any dialogue, but he also called for willingness from Ukraine. In this sense, he “hasn’t heard anything from the other side,” the Russian president lamented.