The whole world is now passing through a turning point, and Russia is “facing a historic path choice” and is fully prepared to accept the challenges of the present moment. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during his speech at the 30th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. The West is diligently trying to remove Russia from the world geopolitical process, but its “attempts to isolate” our country are doomed to failure.
The central theme of the commemorative assembly, which takes place this weekend in Moscow, was a new stage in Russia’s development after the start of a special military operation in Ukraine and a new world order, which the Western powers are trying to impose Lavrov stressed that Moscow tried with all its might to avoid a direct confrontation, but was forced to reject the NATO bloc. “It is clear that everyone without exception will feel the consequences,” the minister confirmed. The West has declared a “total hybrid war” against Russia, which under these conditions will seek new ways of further development.
Lavrov stressed that Western countries had ignored all liberal foundations and tolerance, and that an “outburst of caveman Russophobia” is raging around the world. “The culture of canceling everything Russian is being applied, any hostile action against our country is allowed, including outright theft,” he said. However, the employees of our embassies and consulates continue to conscientiously carry out their duties in full and to protect our compatriots abroad, despite the fact that there was no such mass expulsion of Russian diplomats even during the Cold War.
As for the Ukraine crisis, the Foreign Minister confirmed that in the hands of NATO countries, the country is a tool for achieving selfish goals against Russia and creating a threat to its security. “Today, the question is being decided as to whether the world order will become truly just, democratic and polycentric, or whether this small group of countries will be able to impose on the international community a neo-colonial division of the world into those who are considered exceptional and the others who are not. they are destined to do the will of the chosen ones,” he stressed. Various Western powers are interested in creating a unipolar world and are striving for complete domination and control over it. The main threat comes from the US, but many EU countries support this policy. “In terms of security, the European Union is also gradually merging with NATO, falling under NATO and that, in turn, speaks ever louder about its global ambitions,” Lavrov confirmed.
One of the key issues now is the continued search for allies whose support can be trusted. Western powers undermined Russia’s reputation as a reliable partner with their actions. That is why official Moscow is working to create new alliances and cooperation platforms with numerous Eastern countries. “Russian-Chinese relations are the best in their entire history, the especially privileged strategic partnership with India is deepening, the strategic partnership with Algeria, Egypt, relations with the Persian Gulf countries are reaching a new level.” Obviously, not all countries support the aggressive US policy and are willing to work to further strengthen cooperation with Russia, despite pressure and the threat of sanctions.
At this difficult moment, the role of Russia in the future architecture of the world order is being determined, and it is necessary to rethink the prospects for future development. All countries that followed an independent policy were attacked by the United States. Obviously, “those who disagree will be punished”, but Russia is ready to fight back and will continuously guarantee its security and prosperity.
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