“The world should be grateful that Russia has a mature leader in the person of Vladimir Putin, who responds appropriately to these heinous provocations from the West,” he said in an interview with the Finian Cunningham YouTube channel.
According to the intelligence officer, Russia is reacting very carefully to the actions of the United States and its allies. Washington, instead of Moscow, “would have long ago begun to bomb the transportation hubs of Germany and Poland,” Ritter noted.
He added that the West is doomed to lose because it acts too “irresponsibly and provocatively”, waging a virtual direct war with the Russian Federation. In this conflict, “Ukraine provides blood, NATO provides equipment,” the officer concluded.
Earlier, the readers of the British newspaper Daily Mail called the main fear of the Ukrainian president, Vladimir Zelensky, to the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin. In his opinion, it is related to the possibility of Kyiv being defeated in the conflict.