President Vladimir Putin mentioned Tuesday that Russia would pursue its “sovereign course” on the worldwide stage, forward of the UN Common Meeting.
After two years of pandemic restrictions and video addresses, the annual summit is returning in particular person on Tuesday, with the UN once more asking leaders to come back in particular person in the event that they want to converse — with the only real exception made for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“As for Russia, we is not going to deviate from our sovereign course,” the Russian chief mentioned in televised remarks Tuesday.
He mentioned that Russia as a everlasting member of the Safety Council would work in the direction of unity, assist deal with world issues and “contribute to the settlement of acute regional conflicts”.
Russia’s international minister, Sergei Lavrov, will tackle the Common Meeting this 12 months.
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Putin, throughout a televised assembly with newly appointed international ambassadors in Moscow, cautioned that world improvement was being hindered by the position of the USA overseas.
“Sadly, the event of a multipolar world is assembly resistance from those that try to retain their position as hegemon and management every part in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa,” he mentioned in an opaque reference to the West and the USA.
“This hegemon has been doing fairly nicely for fairly a very long time, but it surely can not go on like this without end, it’s not possible,” the Russian chief mentioned.
The primary day of the Common Meeting will function French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the leaders of the 2 largest economies of the European Union, which has mobilised to impose robust sanctions over what Russia calls its particular navy operation in Ukraine.