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Anatoly Antonov Exposes Western Plans To Destroy Russia Stymied

Feb. 12, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov spoke at a Feb. 11 meeting on the occasion of Diplomats’ Day in the Russian diplomatic mission, and said,

“It just so happened that we live in difficult times. Our Motherland is again in danger, as it was during the Great Patriotic War. The Armed Forces defend the sovereignty and independence of Russia in a special military operation. We, who are many thousands of kilometers from our homeland, defend the interests of the Motherland in the conditions of a hybrid war unleashed against us,”

he said in his speech, posted in English on the Embassy Telegram channel.

He continued,

“The whole Western world is fighting against us. However, it is already clear today that plans to inflict a strategic defeat on our country have been derailed. Russia, especially over the past year, has rebuilt the economy, strengthened its military potential, and stepped up cooperation with most of the states.

“Yes, it’s hard for us. Yes, we live under economic sanctions. They even want to erase the name of our Motherland from the political map of the world. Day after day, Russian diplomats feel the desire of enemies to undermine the centuries-old friendship with the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

“Nevertheless, the Russian Federation does not give up its goals, the main of which is the formation of a democratic world order based on equality and respect for international law—such an order that will provide conditions for the fair development of all countries, where the national interests of any state will be respected, based on the principle of indivisible security,”

he concluded.

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