On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of wanting to prolong the situation in Ukraine and igniting wars throughout the globe, including with Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.
“The situation in Ukraine demonstrates the US’s efforts to keep this conflict going. And they behave in exactly the same manner, increasing the likelihood of violence in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, said Putin in remarks broadcast on television as he addressed a security conference opening ceremony in Moscow via videolink, according to AFP.
He said, “The American adventure in connection to Taiwan is not simply a trip of one reckless politician, but a deliberate, knowing US plan to disrupt and make chaotic the situation in the area and the world.
He said the visit was a “brazen demonstration of disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries and for its (Washington’s) international obligations.”
“We see this as a carefully planned provocation,” Putin said.
Relations between Moscow and Washington have been in tatters since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war in late February.
Pummeled by a barrage of unprecedented Western sanctions, Putin has sought to bolster ties with countries in Africa and Asia, especially with China.
Moscow was in full solidarity with key ally Beijing during Pelosi’s August visit to self-ruled Taiwan, which China considers its territory.