It is “impossible to isolate Russia”, warns Vladimir Putin

It is "impossible to isolate Russia", warns Vladimir Putin

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He is “ impossible for Western countries to isolate Russia despite the sanctions against Moscow which represent a “ threat to the whole world Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday at an Asia-focused economic forum.

No matter how much some would like to isolate Russia, it is impossible to do so “Launched Vladimir Putin Wednesday, September 6 at an economic forum focused on Asia in Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East. The novel coronavirus pandemic has been replaced by new global challenges, which threaten the whole world. I mean the sanctions fever of the West “, he added.

The main gain is the strengthening of our sovereignty.

The Russian president denounced the stubborn refusal of Western elites to see the facts ” and “ the elusive domination of the United States in the implementation of heavy sanctions against Russia following the offensive carried out in Ukraine since the end of February. ” Irreversible changes have taken place throughout the system of international relations “, he noted. Despite a shower of Western sanctions, the Russian president asserted that Russia ” has lost nothing and would not lose anything “. “ There is some polarization going on, but I think it will only be beneficial “, he added.

Putin hails ‘growing role’ of Asia-Pacific

In front of many Asian economic and political leaders, particularly Chinese, he also hailed “ the growing role of the Asia-Pacific region in world affairs, in contrast to a West that he depicted as on the decline, undermined in particular by the “ inflation “.

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In front of “ the technological, financial and economic aggression of the West “, the Russian president said he was delighted to ” the distance gradually ” of the Russian economy of the dollar, the euro and the pound sterling, “ unreliable currencies », towards the Chinese yuan in particular.

On Tuesday, the Russian gas giant Gazprom, a state-owned company, announced that China would henceforth pay its contracts in rubles and yuan, instead of the dollar, a new sign of rapprochement between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West. “ The absolute majority of Asia-Pacific states do not accept the destructive logic of sanctions “, he was still satisfied. “ A creative partnership will open up gigantic new opportunities for our peoples “, he said in his speech.

Putin denies Russia uses energy as a ‘weapon’

A few days later the cessation of Russian gas deliveries via the Nord Stream gas pipelineRussian President Vladimir Putin also denied that Moscow was using energy as a ” armed against Europe. ” [Les Occidentaux] say that Russia uses energy as a weapon. Another nonsense! What weapon do we use? We provide as much as needed according to the requests made by importing countries.

Give us a turbine and tomorrow we will restart Nord Stream “Launched the Russian president in front of Asian economic and political leaders. The Russian giant Gazprom had indicated on Friday that the Nord Stream gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany, which was to resume service on Saturday after a brief interruption for maintenance operations, would finally be “ completely stopped until the repair of a turbine, without specifying a time frame.

And the head of the Kremlin warned: Russia will no longer deliver oil or gas to countries that cap the price of hydrocarbons sold by Moscow. Westerners are working on such a measure. Cap prices “ would be an absolutely stupid decision he launched. ” We will not deliver anything at all if it is contrary to our interests, in this case economic. Neither gas, nor oil, nor coal (…). Nothing. »

Ukrainian grain goes to EU countries, not poor countries, Putin says

Whereas Ukrainian grain exports resumed, the Russian president accused the Europeans of hijacking the spirit of the agreement, saying that it was mainly the European countries that benefited from it and not the poor countries. ” Almost all cereals exported from Ukraine are sent not to developing and poorer countries, but to countries of the European Union “, declared Vladimir Poutine advancing the figure of 3% for the developing countries.

This could lead to an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. Maybe we should think about how to limit grain and other food exports through this route? “, he continued. “I will consult with Turkish President Erdogan,” who sponsored a deal in Istanbul allowing the export of Ukrainian grain, he added.

Finally, the day after the publication of a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) affirming that it is necessary to withdraw military equipment from the territory of the Zaporijjia power plant, Russia claims not to have deployed of military equipment.

(with AFP)


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