Tuesday. 28.11.2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned neighbouring countries of an escalation of the situation, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"I would advise you not to fuel the situation, not to introduce restrictions, we are fulfilling all our duties and will continue to fulfil them," the Kremlin chief was quoted as saying by Russian news agency Interfax on Friday.

"We have no bad intentions towards our neighbours," he added.

He saw no need to worsen relations, Putin said while taking part via video link in the commissioning of a new ferry between Ust-Luga near St Petersburg to the Baltic Sea region of Kaliningrad.

The 200-metre-long ship will be used to bring food and construction material to the Baltic exclave, among other things.

Because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, many Western countries have banned Russian planes from their airspace.

Putin warns neighbouring countries against escalating conflict