Ukrainians are hostage to criminal regime of Western masters: Putin
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin today said the catastrophe the Ukrainian people are going through is an outcome of “boundless ambition, arrogance and impunity”, which he said “inevitably lead to tragedies”.
Putin, who attended a military parade marking the 78th anniversary of victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War on Moscow’s historic Red Square, was addressing the gathering there. He said the Ukrainians have become “hostage to the coup d’état and the resulting criminal regime of its Western masters, collateral damage in the implementation of their cruel and self-serving plans”.
It may be mentioned that earlier yesterday, the United States had stated that it will continue to take steps to support “our Ukrainian partners”, in view of numerous missile and drone attacks by Russia on Ukraine of late.
Lashing out at the West, Putin said “The Western globalist elites keep speaking about their exceptionalism, pit nations against each other and split societies, provoke bloody conflicts and coups, sow hatred, Russophobia, aggressive nationalism, destroy the family and traditional values which make us human”. He said they acted this way so as to keep dictating and imposing their will, their rights and rules on peoples, “which in reality is a system of plundering, violence and suppression”.
Putin asserted that Russia wants to see a peaceful, free and stable future, and said, “They seem to have forgotten what the Nazis’ insane claims of global dominance led to. They forgot who destroyed that monstrous, total evil, who stood up for their native land and did not spare their lives to liberate the peoples of Europe”.
He said “A real war is being waged against our country again,” and declared, “We have countered international terrorism and will defend the people of Donbass and safeguard our security”. He further said any ideology of superiority is “abhorrent, criminal and deadly by its nature”.
Alongside Putin on the stand were Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The Russian President said it was “crucial” that leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) gathered in Moscow today. “I see it as an appreciation of the feat of our ancestors: they fought and won together since all the peoples of the USSR [Union of Soviet Socialist Republics] contributed to our common Victory”.
Before the parade, Vladimir Putin welcomed the heads of foreign states who had arrived in Moscow for the celebrations, in the Heraldic Hall of the Kremlin.
– global bihari bureau