Russian President Vladimir Putin is moving one step closer to direct conflict with the Western world. Without mentioning any specific country, Putin made a statement to the Russian Defense Ministry that he wants all threats to his country to be immediately destroyed. The broad nature of this statement is very troubling, considering that Russia has many threats.
Putin said, “I order to act extremely tough. Any targets that threaten Russian forces or our infrastructure on the ground should be immediately destroyed."
The Russian President went on to say that his forces will come after anyone who tries to inflict harm upon Russian troops. Putin appears adamant that he will step up the country’s aggression should any party attempt to take on Russia even in the slightest manner.
Putin added, “We have already taken additional measures to ensure security of Russian servicemen and air base. It was strengthened by new aviation groups and missile defense systems. Strike aircraft will now carry out operations under cover of fighter jets."
The Russian President also praised his country’s use of advanced weaponry in Syria, as well as the damage that has been caused to terrorist organizations thanks to the work of the Russians.
He continued, “The combined operation of the Aerospace Defense Forces and the Navy, the use of newest high precision weapons systems has caused a serious damage to the terrorist infrastructure, thus qualitatively changing the situation in Syria.”
Putin went on to say that his forces would coordinate their actions with any countries who are trying to put a stop to terrorism. This includes the United States, at least as long as America acts in a manner that is in the best interest of the Russians.
"It’s important to develop cooperation with all countries really interested in destroying terrorists. I am talking about contacts on ensuring flight safety with the command post of Israel’s air force and forces of the US-led coalition," Putin said.
Putin insisted that terrorists in the Middle East are a direct threat to Russian security, and all possible actions must be taken in order to put a stop to this dangerous threat.
"Our soldiers in Syria are, first and foremost, defending their country. Our actions there aren’t motivated by some obscure and abstract geopolitical interests or a desire to train our forces and test new weapons, which is of course an important goal as well. Our main objective is to avert a threat to the Russian Federation," he explained.
With these statements, it appears that Russia could soon ramp up deployment to the Middle East. Russia wants to utterly dominate ISIS, a group that doesn’t even have an air force or submarines. Needless to say, things are about to become much more active in Syria.