Western elites feel the element of geopolitical rivalry And try to hold back Russia, says the head of Vladimir Putin.
"But the so-called ruling circles of elites - political, economic - of these States, they love us When we are poor, poor And standing with an outstretched hand. As soon as we begin to declare their interests, they feel an element of geopolitical competition ", - Putin said in the movie " head ", aired on the channel " Russia-1 ", RIA " Novosti ".
"I am deeply convinced that we're not breaking any rules of the game. When I say rules of the game, I mean, most importantly, international, public international law, the Charter of the United Nations And all that is connected with it. This applies to our relations with Ukraine, It concerns the situation in Crimea, It's about our positioning in the different regions of the world in the battle against international crime ", - noted the head of the country. According to Putin, This applies as well to the issues in the field of global security." I mean, for example, our attitude towards the exit of the United States of America of the cornerstones of the Treaty on the limitation of ABM systems. Now, When we start all This, all this to say, When we say that we are threatened, for example, the expansion of NATO to the East, the approach of the military infrastructure to our borders, then Vsplanet And desire us to oppose it. And Now today It has acquired such a form that we observe. This so - called punishment, " he explained. Punishment, according to his statement, It is an attempt to hinder the development of Russia." But such attempts we are seeing throughout Russia's history, Dating back to Imperial times. This attempt at containment of Russia, she, this policy is also known for a long time, for centuries. Nothing new here. But we don't need the most to survive, " added Putin. Relations between Russia And the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU And the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements between Kiev And militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil And defense industries.