Russian President Vladimir Putin (RIA Novosti / Vitaly Belousov)
Putin Lashes Out At US, West For Destabilizing World -- RT
Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the United States for destabilizing the world order of checks and balances for its own gains. He also accused the West of inflaming the situation in Ukraine and said Russia was not interested in building an empire.
The Russian President delivered a fierce broadside aimed at the United States at a speech for the Valdai Club in Sochi, which is an informal group of scholars. He hit out at Washington for behaving without regard to the rest of the world's interests
“The system of international relations needed some changes, but the USA, who believe they were the winners of the Cold War, have not seen the need for this.” He added that the US has been trying to create the world “for their own gains." The Russian President added that because of this, regional and global security had been weakened.
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My Comment: Putin has said some harsh things in the past .... but this is different. My guess is that sanctions are hurting (and in my opinion they are hurting), and the situation in both Ukraine and in the Middle East is deteriorating rapidly enough to now seriously impact Russian foreign policy and interests in these regions. But what is worrisome to me .... is that Putin is probably correct when he alludes the real possibility that the international situation as a whole may get worse. But on a side note .... it sould be noted that he has also not been helpful in "stabilizing the world".