Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed “brazen” Nancy Pelosi for disrespecting the sovereignty of other countries and seeking to fuel conflicts around the world.
Delivering an address at the Moscow international security conference this week, Putin warned that Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was a ‘brazen demonstration of disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries and for its (Washington’s) international obligations’.
‘We see this as a carefully planned provocation,’ Putin said.
Putin also warned that the Biden administration is desperately trying to prolong the military conflict in Ukraine and further destablise the world.
‘The situation in Ukraine shows that the US is trying to prolong this conflict. And they act in exactly the same way, fueling the potential for conflict in Asia, Africa and Latin America,‘ Putin said in televised remarks, addressing the opening ceremony of a security conference in Moscow via video link.
‘The American adventure in relation to Taiwan is not just a trip of an individual irresponsible politician, but part of a purposeful, conscious US strategy to destabilize and make chaotic the situation in the region and the world,‘ he added.
Speaking at the same conference, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
‘From a military point of view, there is no need to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine to achieve the set goals,‘ Shoigu said.
Relations between Moscow and Washington have reached an all time low following Putin’s military intervention in Western Ukraine, with Russia warning it may sever ties with the United States entirely.
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