Putin Ally Slams US For Trying To 'Erase' Russia From World Map, Says War Is Between Russia And US, Not With Ukraine

In a series of blatant attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin's security council secretary has said that the Ukraine conflict is a military confrontation between Russia and the U.S., U.K..

What Happened: Nikolai Patrushev, who is a staunch supporter of the Russian president, said the West was trying to cleave Moscow apart, reported Reuters. 

"The events in Ukraine are not a clash between Moscow and Kyiv – this is a military confrontation between Russia and NATO, and above all the United States and Britain," Patrushev told the Argumenti i Fakti newspaper.

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He added that the West wants to wipe Russia from the political map of the world.

"The westerners' plans are to continue to pull Russia apart and eventually just erase it from the political map of the world," Patrushev said, adding, "In the face of emerging military threats, it is important for us to have such armed forces and special services so that Russia's adversaries would not even think they could fight us."

Meanwhile, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the country will continue to develop its nuclear triad of ballistic missiles, submarines and strategic bombers as such weapons are "the main guarantor of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state."

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