Putin Accuses West of Stoking War in Ukraine in State of the Nation Address

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of stoking a global war to destroy Russia in his state of the nation address. Putin’s speech came as US President Joe Biden arrived in Poland and China’s top diplomat visited Moscow.

In his speech, Putin accused the West of instigating a conflict in Ukraine and said Russia was having a “very difficult time” due to their actions. He also blamed “Western elites” for the war, saying they had “started the war”.

Meanwhile, Biden is in Poland to discuss the conflict in Ukraine and other security issues. He is expected to meet with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and other leaders in the region. China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, is also visiting Moscow for talks on Ukraine and other matters.

The conflict in Ukraine has been ongoing since 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. Since then, the two countries have been locked in a war of words, with both sides accusing each other of violating the terms of a peace deal.

The latest developments come as the world watches to see how the conflict will play out. It remains to be seen whether Putin’s words will lead to a de-escalation of tensions or further escalation.