UPDATE 1-Putin says West's desire for global dominance increases conflict risks




  • In World
  • 2022-12-09 08:21:48Z
  • By Reuters

(Adds quotes)

Dec 9 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the West's desire to maintain its dominance on the world stage was increasing the risks of conflict.

"The potential for conflict in the world is growing and this is a direct consequence of the attempts by Western elites to preserve their political, financial, military and ideological dominance by any means," Putin said.

The Russian leader was speaking in a video message to a summit of defence ministers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and a group of ex-Soviet countries that was published by the Kremlin.

"They deliberately multiply chaos and aggravate the international situation," Putin said.

He also accused the West of "exploiting" Ukraine and using its people as "cannon fodder" in a conflict against Russia.

Putin has repeatedly cast the war in Ukraine - which Moscow calls a "special military operation" - as a conflict between Russia and the West, criticising those who have provided military and financial backing to Ukraine.

Kyiv, European countries and Washington say Moscow used the pretext of security concerns to launch a cynical war of aggression against its pro-European neighbour in an attempt to seize swathes of territory and topple President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. (Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

COMMENTS

More Related News

Top Russian Official Slams
Top Russian Official Slams 'Significant' War Flops to Putin's Face
  • World
  • 2023-01-31 17:22:48Z

SPUTNIK / AFPRussia's Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov informed Russian President Vladimir Putin that more than 9,000 reservists were illegally mobilized in...

Russia
Russia's Google, Yandex, Fixes Results So 'Bald Fucker' and 'Bunker Grandad' Reportedly Won't Show Putin
  • World
  • 2023-01-31 13:13:01Z

GettyRussia's biggest search engine secretly put blocks in its code to stop images of Vladimir Putin showing up in the results of potentially embarrassing...

'Stalingrad' road signs placed at entrance to city of Volgograd due to Putin's visit
  • World
  • 2023-01-31 08:32:02Z

On the eve of the visit to Volgograd of Vladimir Putin, the aggressor country's president, the 'Volgograd' road signs at all main entrances to the city were ...

Trump Suggests, Yet Again, He Trusts Putin Over U.S. Intelligence
Trump Suggests, Yet Again, He Trusts Putin Over U.S. Intelligence 'Lowlifes'

Just in case you were wondering where the former president's loyalties lie.

Putin vs the West, BBC, review: an unnerving insight into the mind of the Russian leader
Putin vs the West, BBC, review: an unnerving insight into the mind of the Russian leader
  • World
  • 2023-01-30 22:00:00Z

"Boris, I don't want to hurt you, but with a missile it would only take a minute." Not the words of a Bond villain but of Vladimir Putin, on the telephone to...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: World