“The potential for battle on the planet is rising and this can be a direct consequence of the makes an attempt by Western elites to protect their political, monetary, navy and ideological dominance by any means,” Putin mentioned.
The Russian chief was talking in a video message to a summit of defence ministers from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and a bunch of ex-Soviet international locations that was revealed by the Kremlin.
“They intentionally multiply chaos and worsen the worldwide scenario,” Putin mentioned.
He additionally accused the West of “exploiting” Ukraine and utilizing its individuals as “cannon fodder” in a battle towards Russia.
Putin has repeatedly solid the warfare in Ukraine – which Moscow calls a “particular navy operation” – as a battle between Russia and the West, criticising those that have supplied navy and monetary backing to Ukraine.
Kyiv, European international locations and Washington say Moscow used the pretext of safety considerations to launch a cynical warfare of aggression towards its pro-European neighbour in an try to seize swathes of territory and topple President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.