Vladimir Putin predicts the end of Western rule. In a long speech before experts in international politics, in the Valdai debate club, the Russian president presented his vision of the world in the context of the war in Ukraine. This year’s event was titled: ‘Post-hegemonic world: justice and security for all’.
“Now the historical period of complete Western dominance in world affairs is coming to an end, the unipolar world is becoming a thing of the past. We are at a historical turning point. We are probably facing the most dangerous, unpredictable and at the same time important time since the end of the Second World War”Putin said.
Putin, whose military invaded Ukraine eight months ago, accused the West of playing dirty. He accused Western countries of sabotaging the North Stream gas pipeline.
“It’s terrible, but we are witnessing these sad events”he asserted.
“Dangerous, bloody and dirty game”
He said that world domination was a stake in the game of the West, a game, in his opinion, “certainly dangerous, bloody and dirty”.
Via Twitter, adviser to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak described Putin’s speech as worthy of a Freudian analysis:
“Every speech by Putin can be described as ‘for Freud’. Does one who invaded a foreign country, annexed its country and committed genocide accuse others of violating international law/sovereignty of other countries? Truth: ‘He who sows hatred, unleashes storms.’ The storm is coming.”
Lloyd says it’s Russia “serious threat”
From the United States, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin described Russia as “serious threat”:
“The NDS (National Defense Strategy) openly describes Russia as a serious threat. And we choose the word ‘serious’ carefully,” he pointed out, assuring that, unlike China, the challenge posed by Moscow can be changed in the long term.
Austin admitted his concern about the possible “climbing” with Russia and said that the response of the international community will be “significant” if he launches a nuclear attack.