5 Mar 2022 17:26

Russian deterrence forces were put on high alert after Liz Truss' statement on NATO involvement in Ukraine situation, no one checked her - Putin

MOSCOW. March 5 (Interfax) - The decision to put Russia's strategic deterrence forces on high alert was made after British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss "blabbed" about NATO involvement in the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"Despite their statement, which was made by the British foreign secretary, when she blabbed that NATO could be involved in the conflict, and we immediately had to make a decision to put our deterrence forces on high alert, a reaction followed; they said they didn't mean anything of that sort, but no one checked her! The woman! The foreign secretary! Did anyone say anything on that matter? You know, it's her personal opinion, pay no attention! No one [said] anything," Putin said at a meeting with women from the cabin crews of Russian airlines on Saturday.