Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on Thursday that Moscow is not sending tanks to the borders of Western countries but has more than just armored vehicles to respond to threats.
During an event dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, Putin affirmed that European countries, including Germany, have no idea about a modern war with Moscow.
Putin said: "Those who are dragging European countries, including Germany, into another war against Russia, making especially irresponsible statements about it being a foregone conclusion, and seeking to defeat Russia on the battlefield, apparently, don’t understand that a modern war against Russia will be completely different for them."
“We aren’t sending tanks to their borders but we have something to respond with, and it won’t be just about using armored vehicles," the Russian leader added.
He concluded: “There was the generation of victors who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to create the country that we inherited from them."
In his previous remarks, Putin affirmed that he had "no doubt" Moscow would achieve victory in Ukraine, despite military setbacks in the nearly year-long offensive.
"From the standpoint of the end result and victory, which is unavoidable, there are several things that have not gone anywhere and that lie at the foundation of our victory,” Putin indicated.