Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that conflicts in the former Soviet Union, including the one between Russia and Ukraine, were “of course” the result of “the collapse of the Soviet Union” and accused the West of fomenting discord.
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We know that the West is developing scenarios to provoke new conflicts in the CIS region. But we already have enough (disputes), ”, he declared during a meeting with officials of the security services of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which includes the republics of the former Soviet Union.
“Just look at what is happening now between Russia and Ukraine, what is happening on the borders of some CIS countries. All these are, of course, the consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Russian president also claimed that a “more just world order” had been formed through a “difficult process”.
“Unipolar hegemony is crumbling relentlessly, it is an objective reality that the West categorically refuses to accept. And we see all that comes out of it,” he said.
“By holding on to the past and trying to implement policy dictates in all areas – from international relations to economics, including culture and sports – this famous collective West creates new problems and new crises.” Mr. Putin fired again.
On September 16, during an Asian regional summit, Vladimir Putin was already a counterweight to the Western order, welcoming the “increasing role of new centers of power”.
In the past, Vladimir Putin has called the collapse of the Soviet Union “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th century.
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