Vladimir Putin says he's ready to invade six European capitals 'in two days' in worrying statement

The Russian leader reportedly told the former Ukrainian head of state, Petro Poroshenko, that he could 'have troops' in six European capitals 'in 2 days.'

How far is Vladimir Putin prepared to go? The question haunts everyone's minds. Since his invasion of Ukraine on February 24, which was quite unexpected for everyone, all scenarios seem possible. Does Putin want to recover the territory that once belonged to the USSR? One statement he's made is certainly chilling...

Two days to invade a part of Europe?

The head of the Kremlin apparently confided in Petro Poroshenko, the former Ukrainian president, assuring him that he could mobilise soldiers in six European capitals, and all that in less than 48 hours... Which countries was he talking about? Not surprisingly Ukraine, but also Romania, Poland, and the three Baltic countries, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

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Vladimir Putin: Worrying statement that he's ready to invade six European capitals 'in two days' Pierre Crom / Getty Images

He reportedly said these words in 2014, when Poroshenko was president. It was the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung that reported this discussion. Putin is reported to have said:

If I wanted, in two days, I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest.

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Poroshenko had then directly declared to the U.S. Congress:

If we do not stop them now, they will cross the European borders and spread throughout the world.

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The statement has been denied by the Kremlin. However, following an escalation of tensions, Russia has indeed invaded Ukraine and started a war that still continues.

However, given the difficulties encountered by the Russian army on the ground, an invasion of Europe on a larger scale seems unlikely for the moment

This article was translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

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