Watch Vladimir Putin's bizarre speech: ‘World order not possible without Russia’ | World News - Hindustan Times

Watch Vladimir Putin's bizarre speech: ‘World order not possible without Russia’

Nov 28, 2023 10:55 PM IST

Vladimir Putin accused the US and its allies of trying to “dismember and plunder” Russia.

Russian president Vladimir Putin said that Moscow's military action in Ukraine is an existential battle against attempts by the West to destroy his country. Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for more than two decades and is the longest-serving Russian leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, is expected to soon declare his bid to seek another six-year term.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin(AFP)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin(AFP)

“We are defending the security and well-being of our people, the highest, historical right to be Russia — a strong, independent power, a country-civilization,” Vladimir Putin said, accusing the US and its allies of trying to “dismember and plunder” Russia.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

Read more: China athletes as young as 7 in military training to 'create iron army': Report

“We are now fighting for the freedom of not only Russia, but the whole world,” he said in a speech to participants of a meeting organized by the Russian Orthodox Church while denouncing what he described as Western “Russophobia,” claiming that “our diversity and unity of cultures, traditions, languages, and ethnic groups simply don't fit into the logic of Western racists and colonialists, into their cruel scheme of total depersonalization, disunity, suppression and exploitation.”

“If they can’t do it by force, they will try to sow strife,” he said, vowing to block “any outside interference, provocations with the aim of causing interethnic or interreligious conflicts as aggressive actions against our country, as an attempt to once again foment terrorism and extremism in Russia as a tool to fight us.”

Vladimir Putin said that the US-dominated global order has become increasingly decrepit.

“It is our country that is now at the forefront of creating a more equitable world order,” he said, adding, “And I want to emphasize: without a sovereign, strong Russia, no lasting, stable world order is possible.”

Unlock a world of Benefits with HT! From insightful newsletters to real-time news alerts and a personalized news feed – it's all here, just a click away! - Login Now! Get Latest World News along with Latest News from India at Hindustan Times.
Share this article

    Follow the latest breaking news and developments from India and around the world with Hindustan Times' newsdesk. From politics and policies to the economy and the environment, from local issues to national events and global affairs, we've got you covered.

Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, March 01, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On