Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the United States of seeking to “prolong” the Ukrainian conflict and “destabilize” the world in connection with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan.
“The situation in Ukraine shows that the US is trying to prolong this conflict. And they act in exactly the same way, fomenting a potential conflict in Asia, in Africa, in Latin America,” Putin said, speaking at the International Security Conference. Conference in Moscow.
“The US adventure in Taiwan is not just an irresponsible political journey, it is part of a conscious international strategy to destabilize and chaotic the situation in the region and the world,” he added.
This is “a brazen demonstration of their disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries and their international obligations,” Putin continued, criticizing the “carefully prepared provocation.”
Relations between the United States and Russia, which has been on the offensive in Ukraine since February 24 and has repeatedly denounced arms transfers from Washington to Kyiv, are in a period of high tension.
Subjected to harsh Western sanctions for this conflict, Russia seeks to strengthen its relations with the countries of Africa and Asia, especially with China.
Moscow has already called Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in early August a “provocation” that angered China, and felt that Beijing has the right to take “necessary measures to protect its sovereignty.”