Russia Views the Collective West’s Sanctions as a Danger for the Whole Globe 

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently criticized the “short-sighted” sanctions the Collective West has been imposing on Russia. He also believes that they are  a “danger” for the whole world. He made these statements at a speech at the Eastern Economic Forum that took place in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok on August 7, 2022. During that speech, Putin said the Collective West had destabilized the global economy with an “aggressive” attempt to impose unipolar hegemony worldwide.

“The pandemic has been replaced by new challenges of a global nature, carrying a threat to the whole world, I’m talking about the sanctions rush in the West and the West’s blatantly aggressive attempts to impose their modus vivendi on other countries, to take away their sovereignty, to submit them to their will,” Putin declared.

Putin believes the Collective West has been too stubborn to recognize “irreversible tectonic shifts” in international affairs such as the rise of multipolarity, where countries are no longer as willing to buy into liberal hegemony as before.

“Despite that, the Western countries are trying to maintain the old world order that only benefitted them,” he stated.

The Russian leader stressed the importance of new opportunities that await Russia in emerging markets such as the Middle East after suffering a wave of sanctions from the Collective West as a response to Russia’s military incursion in Ukraine.

“No one will win isolating Russia, it is impossible,” he proclaimed.

Putin asserted that Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine was designed to bolster its sovereignty. 

Overall, the US and its satrapies in Europe would be wise to take Russia’s security concerns into account. By discarding the desire to expand NATO and broader Western influence across the board, the Collective West and Russia could at least forge some form of peaceful coexistence. 

Truth to be told, this could only happen with an America First political class that is no longer consumed by the universalist ethos of neoliberalism and neoconservatism.

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