At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that the security challenges Russia faces in Ukraine are akin to what the United States would face if Russia established a military presence in Mexico.
In essence, Putin believes that US leaders have shown zero strategic empathy to Russia’s security concerns.
In his speech, Putin stated, “They started to create an anti-Russian foothold in Ukraine. Let’s try the same and start creating an anti-US foothold on US borders – in Mexico. Do you realize what would happen? For some reason, it doesn’t occur to anyone to do something like that to America.”
“We removed our military bases from Cuba a while back. You know, no one even gives it a thought and doesn’t want to. But what we get is these threats being created for us,” Putin added. Read more…