Russia-Ukraine War News LIVE Updates: Ukraine heading for ‘tragedy,’ Kramatorsk city prepares its defence, Putin says
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that if the West wanted to defeat Russia on the battlefield, it was welcome to try. “Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield. What can you say, let them try. We have heard many times that the West wants to fight us to the last Ukrainian. This is a tragedy for the Ukrainian people, but it seems that everything is heading towards this,” Putin said.