Putin accuses US of dragging Ukraine dispute

Putin accuses US of dragging Ukraine dispute

“The situation in Ukraine shows that the United States is trying to drag on this conflict. And it is doing so by creating the potential for conflict in Asia, in Africa, in Latin America,” Putin said in a statement. ” International Security Conference in Moscow.

“The American adventure with Taiwan is not only the journey of an irresponsible politician, but part of a consciously deliberate strategy to destabilize and chaotic the situation in the region and the world.” he insisted.

It is “a brazen display of their lack of respect for the sovereignty of other countries and their international obligations”, Mr Putin continued, condemning the “carefully designed provocation”.

Relations between the United States and Russia, which have been leading an offensive in Ukraine since February 24 and have repeatedly condemned US weapons deliveries to the Ukrainian regime in recent months, are experiencing a period of unprecedented tension. .

Since late July, several attacks, of which Moscow and Kyiv blame each other, have targeted the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, under Russian control, in southern Ukraine, raising fears of a nuclear disaster.

On Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu tried to reassure Russian intentions in the nuclear sector.

“From a military point of view, it is not necessary to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine to achieve the objectives set by Moscow”, namely the demilitarization and demilitarization of this country, Mr. Shoigu told the International Conference on Security in Moscow.

“The main purpose of Russian nuclear weapons is nuclear attack prevention,” he said.

Targeted by a series of very heavy Western sanctions caused by the Ukrainian conflict, Russia is seeking to strengthen its ties with countries in Africa and Asia, particularly China.

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Moscow had already described Ms Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in early August as a “provocation” that provoked China’s anger, and believed Beijing had to take “necessary measures to protect its sovereignty”. was right.

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