Putin admits Russia faces ‘problems’ in Ukraine war, tells his team to make faster decisions

Vladimir Putin scratches his head.

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the CSTO Summit in Moscow on May 16, 2022.Getty Images

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on Tuesday that Russia faces “problems” from the war in Ukraine.

  • Putin referred to Russia’s “economic difficulties”, according to an AFP translation of the speech.

  • Putin also told his team to speed up the decision-making process in disputes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on Tuesday that Russia faces “problems” in the Ukraine war and told his team to speed up the decision-making process in the conflict.

However, his televised remarks in Russian appear to have been translated differently by the press.

“Now we are faced with the need to more quickly resolve the issues related to the provision of support for special military operations, and the need to counteract the economic restrictions imposed on us,” Putin said. , without exaggeration, is truly unprecedented.” The council was established to improve support for the invasion of Ukraine. Kremlin.

Putin’s remarks are translated differently in different countries. AFPMore When Reuters, Both operate in Russia. The Kremlin wrote that Putin used the term “economic restrictions”, but AFP said Putin said Russia was facing “economic difficulties” due to sanctions over the war. reported.

The difference in translation is notable because if Putin actually used the word “economic restrictions,” the wording marks a departure from Putin’s words. normal statement line This shows that Russia is holding up well under sanctions.

Putin’s remarks were made eight months after the invasion of Ukraine. Task Russia has its feet on the ground.

they again, Central Bank of Russia issued several reports in October, acknowledging the challenging environment for the country’s economy. strong energy prices.

Putin’s partial mobilization In September, the country’s 300,000 reservists created new challenges in maintaining production processes and output, according to the report. Central Bank of Russia report Released last week. The central bank also expects the exercise to “adversely affect consumer and business confidence.”

The central bank’s research department added, “The recovery in economic activity stalled in September. By the end of the month, economic conditions had deteriorated.

Putin’s address to the Coordination Council took place two days later Minister of Defense of Russia Ukraine has accused Ukraine of preparing to use a radioactive “dirty bomb”, raising concerns about escalating war.

The US, UK and France have denied Russia’s allegations of a “dirty bomb”. Joint statement, It said Russia’s “clearly false allegations” were “a pretext for escalation.”

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