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Putin says no-one will succeed in Russia’s intimidation, isolation

December 20, 2014, 20:43 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Nothing has come out of it and nothing will, the Russian president said.
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MOSCOW, December 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is confident that no-one will succeed in intimidating and isolating Russia.

“The world situation is far from stable,” Putin said in State Kremlin Palace at a gala night marking Day of Security Service Officers.

“A number of threats and risks are growing, the norms of international law are ignored and no stone is left unturned: blackmail, provocations, economic and informational pressure, stakes on radical elements and nationalist groups, as well as attempts to destabilize the internal situation and thus take under control the whole countries.”

The head of state pointed out one could hear oftener more explicit statements that Russia “must pay a high cost for its independent policy, for its support of compatriots, for Crimea and for Sevastopol and it sometimes seems that even for the fact that we exist.”

“Evidently, no-one will succeed in Russia’s intimidation and isolation. It hasn’t been done before and it’s never going to happen,” Putin said recalling that attempts like those had been repeatedly made for centuries and not once in the 20th century.

“Nothing has come out of it and nothing will,” the Russian president said. “Along with this, we must be ready to go through certain difficulties and to give an adequate answer to any threats to our sovereignty, stability and unity of our society.”.

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