On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the United States and the rest of the West, alleging that America intends to prolong the conflict in Vladimir Putin Russia Ukraine war.
The U.S. is attempting to prolong this struggle, the situation in Ukraine demonstrates, he said in his opening remarks at a conference on global security in Moscow, according to the Russian state news agency Interfax.
Putin also asserted that the West sought to expand its “bloc system” of defense, like the NATO military alliance, into Asia in order to retain its hegemonic position in the world.
“Additionally, it is clear that the West as a whole wants to establish a bloc structure in the Asia-Pacific, much like NATO did in Europe. Brutal military-political alliances, like AUKUS and others, are being built with this end in mind “Regarding the trilateral security agreement that was inked last year by Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Putin asserted.
He added that the recent trip to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which enraged China, had been a “thoroughly planned provocation,” and that it was “part of a purposeful, conscious strategy of the United States to destabilize and chaotize the situation in the region and the world” as well as “an insolent demonstration of disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries and for its international obligations.”
Putin reiterated Moscow’s justification for its unannounced invasion of Ukraine, saying it was done “to preserve the security of Russia and our citizens.”
It is claimed by Russia that its assault on Ukraine, which it refers to as a “special military operation,” is intended to “liberate” pro-Russian, breakaway territories in the Donbas in eastern Ukraine, which it has supported since 2014.
The most recent, large-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia has left the civilian population of the nation with significant damage, fatalities, and displacements. The United Nations reported on Monday that at least 5,500 people had died in the fighting, though the actual figure is likely far higher given how difficult it is to gather such information during armed conflict.
Additionally, the invasion by Russia has led to widespread economic sanctions against the Kremlin-connected enterprises, individuals, and important sectors of the nation.
The Russian leader has a long-standing preoccupation with Ukraine and has frequently praised the bond between Russians and Ukrainians while also criticizing the nation’s pro-Western administration led by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Political experts have told CNBC that Putin’s allegations against the Ukrainian government are absurd and reveal an unbalanced and unreasonable attitude toward Kyiv’s leadership and its course. Putin’s remarks and his version of history, which is frequently revisionist, are also seen as attempts to provide false and misleading narratives by Western leaders and close Russian allies. because Russia must not be let to succeed in annexing Ukraine, the U.S. and its European partners in NATO have sought to support Ukraine’s defense of its territorial sovereignty by providing weapons, money, and humanitarian aid.
However, Russia has claimed that NATO was responsible for initiating the war and that Western assistance for Ukraine is the culmination of decades of anti-Russian hostility.