Russia-Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin says “Russophobia” is at stake in escalating tension

The Daily Mail published this video clip, titled “Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Vladimir Putin Says ‘Russophobia’ at Play in Escalating Tension” – below is their description.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the situation in Ukraine’s Donbass region “looks like genocide”. The comments come as Ukraine accuses Russia of amassing tens of thousands of troops for a possible large-scale military offensive.

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