The Neo-Tsar Putin I has decided that he's had enough of Globohomo's fake-and-gay regime in Ukraine and the endless bad faith provocations upon Russia using Ukraine as a pretext. He directed the Russian military (a) support the breakaway sections of Ukraine along Russia's border that are actually Russian and (b) invaded Ukraine to put down said regime. What follows is Putin's speech in English, in its entirety, taken from the Bloomberg article because fuck paywalls and fuck them.
Citizens of Russia, friends,
I consider it necessary today to speak again about the tragic events in Donbass and the key aspects of ensuring the security of Russia. I will begin with what I said in my address on February 21, 2022. I spoke about our biggest concerns and worries, and about the fundamental threats which irresponsible Western politicians created for Russia consistently, rudely and unceremoniously from year to year. I am referring to the eastward expansion of NATO, which is moving its military infrastructure ever closer to the Russian border.