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Putin Tells ‘Western Globalist Elites,’ the Unipolar World Order Is Coming to an End

Aug. 16, 2022 (EIRNS)—In his opening address to the 10th Moscow Conference on International Security, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the end of the unipolar world order led by the U.S. and its replacement by a multipolar order based on international law and just relations among nations. “The situation in the world is changing dynamically and the outlines of a multipolar world order are taking shape,” said the President, whose speech is posted to Presidential website. “An increasing number of countries and peoples are choosing a path of free and sovereign development based on their own distinct identity, traditions and values.

“These objective processes are being opposed by the Western globalist elites, who provoke chaos, fanning long-standing and new conflicts and pursuing the so-called containment policy, which in fact amounts to the subversion of any alternative, sovereign development options. Thus, they are doing all they can to keep hold onto the hegemony and power that are slipping from their hands; they are attempting to retain countries and peoples in the grip of what is essentially a neocolonial order. Their hegemony means stagnation for the rest of the world and for the entire civilization; it means obscurantism, cancellation of culture, and neoliberal totalitarianism.

“... The United States and its vassals grossly interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states by staging provocations, organizing coups, or inciting civil wars. By threats, blackmail, and pressure, they are trying to force independent states to submit to their will and follow rules that are alien to them. This is being done with just one aim in view, which is to preserve their domination, the centuries-old model that enables them to sponge on everything in the world. But a model of this sort can only be retained by force....”

The Russian President stressed that

“the so-called collective West ... is deliberately undermining the European security system and knocking together ever new military alliances. NATO is ... building up its military infrastructure. Among other things, it is deploying missile defense systems and enhancing the strike capabilities of its offensive forces ... hypocritically attributed to the need to strengthen security in Europe.... Moreover, the proposals on mutual security measures, which Russia put forward last December, were once again disregarded.”

He detailed how “the West,” or NATO, “need conflicts to retain their hegemony,” taking the decision to use the people of Ukraine

“as cannon fodder. They have implemented the anti-Russia project and connived at the dissemination of the neo-Nazi ideology. They looked the other way when residents of Donbass were killed in their thousands, and continued to pour weapons, including heavy weapons, for use by the Kiev regime....”

Therefore, Moscow decided to launch its military operation on Feb. 24, “in full conformity with the Charter of the United Nations,” in order to “ensure the security of Russia and its citizens, and defend the people of Donbass from genocide.”

“The situation in Ukraine shows that the United States is attempting to draw out this conflict. It acts in the same way elsewhere, fomenting the conflict potential in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As is common knowledge, the U.S. has recently made another deliberate attempt to fuel the flames and stir up trouble in the Asia-Pacific. The U.S. escapade towards Taiwan is ... deliberate U.S. strategy designed to destabilize the situation and sow chaos in the region and the world. It is a brazen demonstration of disrespect for other countries and their own international commitments. We regard this as a thoroughly planned provocation.”

He further described how

“the Western globalist elites are attempting, among other things, to divert the attention of their own citizens from pressing socioeconomic problems, such as plummeting living standards, unemployment, poverty, and deindustrialization. They want to shift the blame for their own failures to other countries, namely Russia and China....

“We also see that the collective West is striving to expand its bloc-based system to the Asia-Pacific region, like it did with NATO in Europe. To this end, they are creating aggressive military-political unions such as AUKUS and others,”

he said.

Putin stressed that the multipolar world coming into being is “based on international law and more just relations, opens up new opportunities for counteracting common threats, such as regional conflicts and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and cybercrime. All these challenges are global, and therefore it would be impossible to overcome them without combining the efforts and potentials of all states.

“As before, Russia will ... together with its allies, partners and fellow thinkers, it will improve the existing mechanisms of international security and create new ones, as well as consistently strengthen the national armed forces and other security structures by providing them with advanced weapons and military equipment. Russia will ... take other steps towards building of a more democratic world where the rights of all peoples and cultural and civilizational diversity are guaranteed,”

he concluded.

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