Russian President Vladimir Putin says the US wants to “deliberately prolong” the war in Ukraine. He said this while addressing the International Security Conference held in Moscow. Putin accused Washington of fomenting conflicts in other parts of the world. Russia’s head of state spoke about political tensions between China and Taiwan, which he says aggravate the United States.
“The situation in Ukraine shows that the US is trying to prolong this conflict. “They act in the same way in Asia, Africa and Latin America, where they provoke conflict,” Putin said.
“The American adventure regarding Taiwan is not just an attempt by an individual irresponsible politician, but is part of a planned strategy to destabilize the situation and create chaos in the region and the world,” the head of state added. Putin said this about the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosik to Taiwan.
“Carefully prepared provocation”
According to Putin, the visit was “a blatant demonstration of disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries and (Washington, ed.) international obligations”. “We see this as a carefully prepared provocation,” the president said.
Putin has long sought to build good relations with countries in Africa and Asia, particularly China, in response to Western sanctions against Russia. For example, Moscow has openly sided with China in its conflict with Taiwan. China views Taiwan as a renegade province, while Taiwan views itself as independent.
Moscow earlier this month called Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan a provocation, saying Beijing had the right to “take necessary measures to protect its sovereignty.”
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