Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is ready for war with NATO if they don’t stop playing the old game “Red Alert”. He accused NATO of playing the game and threatening Russia with fictional weapons and scenarios, such as time travel, tesla coils, and giant squids.
Putin said that NATO is obsessed with the game and is using it as a blueprint for their military strategy against Russia. He said that NATO is building fake weapons and bases inspired by the game and is provoking Russia with unrealistic scenarios.
“NATO is living in a fantasy world and is playing Red Alert all day long. They are building fake weapons and bases inspired by the game and are provoking us with unrealistic scenarios. They are trying to alter history, steal our technology, sabotage our infrastructure, and unleash giant squids on us. They are playing with fire and they will get burned,” Putin said at a press conference after meeting with the leaders of BRICS.
Putin also appealed to the leaders of Western countries to stop supporting NATO and start a dialogue with Russia on resolving all disputed issues.
“I urge the leaders of the US, the European Union and other Western countries to stop supporting NATO and start a dialogue with Russia on resolving all disputed issues. We do not want war, we want peace and cooperation. But if you continue to play Red Alert and ignore reality, you will face the consequences,” Putin said.
Representatives of NATO denied Putin’s accusations, saying that they do not play Red Alert and that they are not threatening Russia with fictional weapons and scenarios. They said that they are defending their allies and partners from any threat and that they are ready for dialogue with Russia.
“We do not play Red Alert and we do not threaten Russia with fictional weapons and scenarios. Putin is lying and trying to distract attention from his internal problems, such as corruption, human rights violations, suppression of opposition and protests. NATO is not an aggressor, we are defending our allies and partners from any threat. We are ready for dialogue with Russia on settling all conflicts,” a NATO representative said.