In a recent speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged his country’s neighbors to work together and improve their ties with Russia. At the inaugural ceremony for the first Russian ferryboat line connecting the exclave of Kaliningrad to the rest of the country.

Putin emphasized that Moscow does not want any ill will upon its neighbors and that its measures are entirely “in response” to foreign “unfriendly” behavior. We’ve always maintained, and I think it’s important to emphasize, that we don’t intend any harm toward our neighbors.

Also, I would suggest that the neighbors refrain from making matters worse. Put no limits on it. We’ve met and will continue to meet all of our commitments. Neither the circumstance nor our relationship needs to be made any worse.


It’s always in response to hostile acts directed at the Russian Federation,” he stated. Putin also said that everyone involved should “consider restoring relations and cooperating together to create normal relations with Russia.” Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave is only connected to the rest of the country by the Baltic Sea, which it borders.


‘Normalise Relations With Russia’: Putin Urges Neighbours Not To Escalate Tensions Amid Ukraine Invasion

Vladimir Putin, Russian President, encouraged neighboring countries on Friday not to raise tensions as the Russia-Ukraine war entered its ninth day. He assured viewers that Russia has no ill will toward its neighbors and that it will keep its word on all of its commitments in a televised address.

Interestingly, Putin was televised taking part in an online flag-raising ceremony for a ferry in northern Russia from his residence outside of Moscow. Putin’s statement comes after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for more penalties against Russia following their attack and seizure of a nuclear power plant.

Concerned that violence at the Zaporizhzhia facility could lead to a nuclear disaster, he stated on Friday, “an immediate tightening of sanctions against the nuclear terrorist state is vital.”

In a video posted to Facebook, Zelenskyy also pleaded with world leaders to intervene with Russia “before this becomes a nuclear calamity.” But, when a fire broke out at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station, Zelenskyy blamed Russia for it.

As a result of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, international financial isolation of Russia has grown, with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) suspending trade in its final Russian equities and several insurers withdrawing protection from exporters.

Putin Asks Nations to Normalise Ties with Moscow; NATO Says Tougher Days Ahead in Ukraine

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Russia’s neighbors to maintain calm and urged the rest of the world to restore ties with Moscow. The Russian president reportedly suggested his country will benefit from the sanctions in the long run.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has also expressed concern, saying that things are “certain to be worse” in the coming days as Russia is anticipated to deploy heavier weaponry and launch operations across Ukraine.

Schools, hospitals, and homes have all been shelled in besieged cities. Many innocent people were murdered or injured due to reckless behavior around a nuclear power station last night.

At an unusual meeting of NATO foreign ministers, he was quoted by The Guardian as saying, “The days to come are likely to be worse, with more death, more miseries, and more destruction.”


With the annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s catalytic role in the war in the Donbass, relations between Russia and the West have been at an all-time low. A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia and the West have failed to establish a new.

Putin calls on countries to normalize relations with Russia. Stable European security framework in which all participants feel their interests are sufficiently met. This failure was brought home to a crashing halt by the Ukraine crisis.