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/ Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech on Moscow Red Square. May 9, 2023 / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaOleg BurunovBeing updatedOn May 9, Putin delivered a speech at Moscow’s Red Square military parade, dedicated to the 78th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. President Vladimir Putin pledged on Tuesday that a war has been unleashed against Russia, but that Moscow will resolve it. “Today, civilization is again at a decisive turning point, [and] a real war has been unleashed against our Motherland. But we repelled international terrorism, [and] we will protect the residents of Donbass, ensuring our security,” Putin underscored.
‘Some Western Countries Want to Destroy Sovereign Centers of Development’
He pointed to an array of Western countries, who he said want to strangle any sovereign centers of development.”Their goal – and there is nothing new here – is to achieve the collapse and destruction of our country, cross out the results of the Second World War, finally break the system of global security and international law, and strangle any sovereign centers of development,” Putin noted.He underlined in this vein that “Like the vast majority of people on the planet, we [Russia] want to see a future of peace, freedom and stability. The Russian president added that “any ideology of superiority is inherently disgusting, criminal and deadly.”
‘West Seeks to Dictate Its Own Rules’
Putin accused Western countries of provoking conflicts and coups, as well as destroying traditional values in order to continue to dictate their own rules.”We believe that any ideology of superiority is inherently disgusting, criminal and deadly. However, the Western globalist elites still talk about their exceptionality, pit people [against each other] and split society. They provoke bloody conflicts and upheavals, and sow hatred, Russophobia, aggressive nationalism, as well as destroy traditional family values that make a person a person,” he said.
‘Ukrainians Become Hostages of 2014 Coup’
Separately, the Russian president spoke of the Ukrainians, who he said had been hostages since the 2014 coup and have become a bargaining chip in the hands of West. “Over the top ambitions, arrogance and lack of accountability inevitably turn into tragedies. This is the reason for the catastrophe that the Ukrainian people are now going through. It became a hostage of the coup and the criminal regime that its Western masters developed on its basis, a bargaining chip in the implementation of their cruel and selfish plans,” Putin stressed.