Accusations of instrumentalization of the war in Ukraine continue between Moscow and Washington. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the United States of dragging out the Ukraine conflict and seeking to “destabilize” the world with a recent visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
“The situation in Ukraine shows that the United States is trying to drag out this conflict. And they do the same by cultivating the possibility of conflict in Asia, in Africa, in Latin America,” Putin said in an address to the International Security Conference in Moscow. “The American adventure with Taiwan is not just a trip of an irresponsible politician, but part of a conscious intentional strategy to destabilize and chaotic the situation in the region and the world. “, he said.
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It is a “brazen demonstration of their lack of respect for the sovereignty of other countries and their international obligations”, continued Mr. Putin, castigating a “carefully prepared provocation”.
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Relations between the United States and Russia, which has been leading an offensive in Ukraine since February 24 and has repeatedly denounced American arms deliveries in recent months to the Ukrainian regime, are experiencing a period of unprecedented tension.
Targeted by a series of very heavy Western sanctions because of the Ukrainian conflict, Russia is seeking to strengthen its relations with the countries of Africa and Asia, particularly with China. Moscow had already described Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in early August as a “provocation”, which provoked the ire of China, and considered that Beijing had the right to take the “necessary measures to protect its sovereignty”.