Putin accuses U.S. of upsetting global order

Putin claimed U.S. interference has led to escalation of various conflicts.

By Ed Adamczyk
Russian President Vladimir Putin. UPI/David Silpa
Russian President Vladimir Putin. UPI/David Silpa | License Photo

SOCHI, Russia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of unbalancing global relations and blackmailing world leaders Friday.

"The Cold War has ended, but it ended without peace being achieved, without clear and transparent agreements on the new rules and standards," he said in Sochi, Russia, at the meeting of the Valdai Club, an international group of academics and policymakers which meets annually.


"The exсeptionalism of the United States, the way they implement their leadership; is it really a benefit? And their worldwide intervention brings peace and stability, progress and peak of democracy? Maybe we should relax and enjoy this splendor? No!"

Putin added he felt the global system of security has been weakened, and accused the United States of behaving like a "nouveau riche" world leader.

"Unilateral dictatorship and obtrusion of the patterns leads to opposite result. Instead of conflicts settlement, their escalation. Instead of sovereign, stable states, growing chaos. Instead of democracy, support for (a) very dubious public, such as neo-Nazis and Islamic extremists," Putin said.

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