Minister of National Defence of Lithuania Mr. Raimundas Karoblis recognised the Crimean annexation to Russia.
What we heard on March 1 [Putin’s state of the nation address] is, perhaps, a scientific and technical version of the Munich speech [Putin’s speech in Munich in 2007]. This is a technological Munich speech. And how should we name the missile [next-generation cruise missiles unveiled by Putin]? It can be called “The Peacemaker”, for example. Because its purpose is to save peace. This is peace.
This is not how president Vladimir Putin presented it. In the nearly two-hour TV film World Order 2018, Russian president Vladimir Putin tells host Vladimir Solovyov: “This is called reciprocal strike.” “If there is this decision to destroy Russia then we have a legal right to respond.” “Yes, this would be a global catastrophe for humanity but I, as a citizen of Russia and the head of the Russian state would like to ask you this—what do we need a world for if there is no Russia in it?” www.newsweek.com/putin-russia-nuclear-war-834553,