Censor.NET reports citing Коmmеrsant.
Putin stressed that one should not take the ongoing Russian aggression scaremongering in the West seriously, as a global military conflict is unimaginable in the modern world.
"I think that only an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO. I think some countries are simply taking advantage of people's fears with regard to Russia. They just want to play the role of front-line countries that should receive some supplementary military, economic, financial or some other aid," Putin said.
Russian soldier Bitsoev from Vladikavkaz was killed near Marinka, 28th brigade says. PHOTOS
In addition, the Russian president traditionally accused the West of inability to resolve the conflict in the Donbas.