Putin against the West: “They want to exterminate us like the Nazis”
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Putin against the West: “They want to exterminate us like the Nazis”

New speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Forum Valdai congress: “The so-called West played a dirty game, a bloody game, without considering the interests of other countries”.

“The so-called West played a dirty game, a bloody game, without considering the interests of other countries”. Russian President Vladimir Putin returns to lash out against the Western world in his latest public speech given during the plenary session of the Valdai Forum.

The Kremlin leader used harsh words, but in his speech, he hardly mentioned Ukraine at all. The only passage, the one concerning the Donbass, which “would not have survived” by itself if Russia had not intervened militarily in Ukraine.

The West, he continued, is “one step away from the extermination of those who do not like it. Even in the Cold War, when the two systems were opposed, neither side thought of canceling the culture, the art of the adversary. , the humanitarian sphere had to be treated with respect to preserve the basis of healthy relationships for the future “.

Then, again, referring to the measures against Russian culture taken in some countries after the invasion of Ukraine, he said that “the Nazis burned the books and, in the West, they have now come to ban Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky”.

Still with regard to sanctions, Putin said that the West “resorts to color revolutions, coups d’état” and illegal actions to hinder the aspiration to democracy of “billions of people” in the world who try to become independent, recalling, among other things, another was the killing in Baghdad in January 2020 of Qassem Soleimani, head of the Qods Force of the Iranian Pasdaran. “You can think of anything about him, but he was killed in a third country,” he stressed.

In short, “the collective West fuels the war in Ukraine, destabilizes global food and energy markets and organizes provocations on Taiwan”, and “Russia’s proposals to build collective security have been denied, thrown away. We cannot pretend we are. nothing, those who sow wind reap storm “, he added, specifying that it was” the West that rejected Russia’s attempts to build good relations because it was determined to make Moscow vulnerable “, he concluded.