Putin Warns Against Western Schemes To Weaken Russia
Feb. 25 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Speaking before Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) board on Feb. 24, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin charged that the West continues to use “containment” to undermine and prevent Russia from developing. The complete text of his remarks is posted to the Kremlin website.
“We can see that there is no reduction in the scale of global challenges, such as terrorism, cross-border crime and cybercrime. Against this complicated background we also have to deal with the so-called containment policy towards Russia. Actually, this is something we have been well aware of for a long time. This is not competition as a natural part of international relations, but a consistent and highly aggressive policy aimed at disrupting our development, at slowing it down and creating problems along our external perimeter and contour, provoking internal instability, undermining the values that unite Russian society, and ultimately, at weakening Russia and forcing it to accept external management, just as this is happening in some post-Soviet states, as we can see,” the President outlined.
“This is not an exaggeration. In point of fact, you do not need to be convinced that this is the case, because you know this very well and possibly even better than anyone else. It is enough to read the publicly available strategic documents and the extremely direct statements made by officials in a number of countries. They are not even trying to conceal their unfriendly attitude towards Russia and several other independent and sovereign centers of global development,”