MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Anti-Russian sanctions are only a means to an end of making Russian citizens suffer, the country’s President Vladimir Putin said in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on Tuesday.
"Anti-Russian sanctions are only a means, while the goal is, as Western leaders themselves declare, and I quote: 'to make our citizens suffer’. That's what kind of 'humanists' they are. They want to make people suffer in order to destabilize our society from within. But they miscalculated badly," Putin said.
According to him, "Russia's economy and governing system turned out to be much stronger than the West thought".