Russian authorities are asking countries in the West to maintain ties with Russia despite the fact that the country has attacked Ukraine.
“A country like Russia can not be held behind an iron curtain,” Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, stated.
A number of sanctions will be imposed on Russia following the attack on Ukraine. Peskov says that Russia will carefully consider how to respond to the sanctions.
“Of course, we have problems with several countries. But somehow, we have had problems with those countries before as well,” Peskov said.
The term “iron curtain” referred to a political, military, and ideological boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.
Background: Russian attack on Ukraine
In the middle of the night, around 4 AM Norwegian time, in an extraordinary television address, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was launching a military operation in Ukraine.
Putin announced the attack on Ukraine during an extraordinary session of the UN Security Council.
Ukraine has closed its airspace to civilian flights.
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