To The Editor of Pravda:
The people of the Free World must win World War III as decisively as we won the Cold War. In order to do so we must embrace our former opponent, the Russian Federation, and bring the Russians into the political, economic, and security structure of the West . . . as rapidly and completely as we did our former opponents from World War II, Germany and Japan . . . through immediate Russian membership in NATO and the European Union.
The monetary, economic, political, judicial, and military integration of the European Union must be expanded and built upon. A Constitutional Treaty of Unification must be negotiated between the United States of America, Canada, the European Union, and the Russian Federation. Upon its completion it must be submitted to the citizens of those nation-states for approval through plebiscite and referendum. Through the creation of a hemispheric Union, with a single currency and free, open, and integrated economy, an elected executive, legislature, and judiciary, and common defense forces, we must protect our people, we must strengthen our security, our economy, and our society, and we must attain victory in World War III.
John J. Donna Massachusetts The United States of America
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov