Putin warns West: He who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind
Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasizes that the West sees the pursuit of freedom by billions of people as a threat to the liberal order, so it implements sieges and carries out coups.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that "there is no stability in relations with the West at all today, as they often reject already signed documents."
"Today they say one thing and tomorrow another. They sign documents and tomorrow they reject them. They do whatever they want. There is no stability in anything. It's completely unclear which documents to sign, what to talk about, and what to hope for," Putin said at a plenary session of the Valdai Discussion Club think tank in Moscow.
The President also said that the arrogant aspiration to lead the world, and in fact, to dictate or preserve leadership by dictate, results in the decline of the international authority of Western leaders, including the United States, and in the growth of distrust in their ability to negotiate.
Putin called on changing the structure of the United Nations and the UN Security Council to reflect the world's diversity.
"In this regard, perhaps we should consider that the structure of the United Nations, including its Security Council, should reflect the diversity of the world regions to a greater extent because much more will depend on Asia, Africa, and Latin America in tomorrow's world than is commonly believed today, and this increase in their influence is certainly positive," Putin said at the plenary session in Moscow.
The Russian president also considered that the West suffers from meta-blindness, and imagines that all regions must develop to reach its level, pointing out that liberalism in the West claims that the liberal society has enemies, and the freedom of these enemies must be restricted.
Putin emphasized that the West sees the pursuit of freedom by billions of people as a threat to the liberal order, so it implements sieges and carries out coups. He added that history would not abolish Russian geniuses, but rather those who practice the culture of abolition.
And he continued, "They [the West] killed General Soleimani, even though he was an official representative of the Iranian government in Baghdad, and they admitted their crime, asking: 'What is this? Where do we live?'" Then he commented, "The West sees any alternative viewpoint as subversive propaganda and a threat to democracy."
Europe is deprived of its sovereignty: Putin
Regarding Europe, the Russian President considered that it "has become deprived of its sovereignty," noting that Washington is still trying to impose its will and hegemony, but the "peoples of the world will not agree to this policy."
The Western countries will be unable to avoid a dialogue with Russia, because "he who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
He recalled that Russia had sent proposals to the West in December last year for building confidence and collective security, but they were once again "brushed aside".
"In the modern world, it is unlikely someone will be able to hide away. He who sows the wind, as they say, will reap the whirlwind," Putin stressed.
He stated that the international crisis had acquired global dimensions and already affected everyone. Humanity now has two options to choose from: to continue to accumulate a burden of problems that "will inevitably crush everyone," or to try to find solutions together.
"Albeit not ideal, but working ones and capable of making our world more stable and secure. You know, I have always believed and I still believe in the power of common sense. Therefore, I am convinced that sooner or later new centers of a multipolar world order and the West will have to enter into an equitable discussion about a common future for all of us. The sooner, the better, of course," he said.
In the meantime, Putin pointed out that Moscow "does not consider itself an enemy of the West," stressing that it "does not seek hegemony and does not want the world to depend on two or three poles," stressing that his country "does not challenge the Western elite, but it defends its right to exist."
Valdai Forum: The world after Hegemony: Justice and safety for all
Valdai International Discussion Club's plenary session will feature participation on Thursday from Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Post-Hegemonic World: Justice and Security For Everyone will be the focus of the discussion.
Experts from Brazil, Germany, Egypt, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the United States, Turkey, France, Uzbekistan, and South Africa will participate in the event.
Foreign guests will have the opportunity to listen to Putin's explanation about the developments in the world and the reasons for launching the military operation in Ukraine, as well as other urgent international issues.
The forum aims to promote dialogue between various intellectual elites and to provide an independent, scientific analysis of political, economic, and social developments in Russia and the world.