Ukraine-Russia war latest: Putin says Russian people ‘may not survive’


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Russian President Vladimir Putin - MIKHAIL METZEL/AFP Vladimir Putin has said that Russian people may not survive in their current state as he claimed the West was trying to "disband" Russia. The Russian president said the West wanted to divide up Russia and then control the world's biggest producer of raw materials, a step, he said, that could well lead to the destruction of many of the peoples of Russia including the ethnic Russian majority. Putin's existential framing of the war allows the 70-year-old Kremlin chief to gird the Russian people for a much more deeper conflict while it also...