The president who was delivering a speech amidst the ongoing conflict with Ukraine; denounced a set of people he referred to as “irresponsible Western politicians”
Putin generally expressed displeasure with the sense of supremacy with which the west projects its interest on other regions; and implore illegal military means to get what they want at the expense of those involved.
Summary of Putin’s speech
His address covered a spectrum of historical events, citing scenarios, including that of Libya, where western allies engage in inhumane ventures with negative consequences.
He said in his speech that “The illegal use of military power against Libya and the distortion of all the UN Security Council decisions on Libya ruined the state; created a huge seat of international terrorism, and pushed the country towards a humanitarian catastrophe; into the vortex of a civil war, which has continued there for years.”
Putin added that “the tragedy, which was created for hundreds of thousands and even millions of people not only in Libya but in the whole region, has led to a large-scale exodus from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe.”
In his long address, Vladimir Putin said. “A similar fate was also prepared for Syria. The combat operations conducted by the Western coalition in that country without the Syrian government’s approval or UN Security Council’s sanction can only be defined as aggression and intervention,”
The president added that “the example that stands apart from the above events is, of course, the invasion of Iraq without any legal grounds. They used the pretext of allegedly reliable information available; in the United States about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq”.
The Russian president ended by stating that; “To prove that allegation; the US Secretary of State held up a vial with white power publicly; for the whole world to see, assuring the international community; that it was a chemical warfare agent created in Iraq. It later turned out that all of that was a fake and a sham; and that Iraq did not have any chemical weapons.”