Russian President Vladimir Putin has stat that his country did not start the Ukraine conflict. He assert that the United States is attempting to enforce its crumbling global hegemony.
No Initiation of War
“Russia did not start what is referr to as the war in Ukraine. On the contrary, we are trying to resolve it,” Putin state during a meeting at the Valdai Discussion Club in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, as report by Reuters.
Accusation of Western Hegemony
Putin accuse the West of causing the conflict, asserting that the United States sees itself as the sole arbiter of truth on the planet. According to the Kremlin leader, Western leaders have lost their “sense of reality” due to what he views as Washington’s “colonial thinking.” He also question what right the United States had to lecture other countries.
Large-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022 trigger a war that has devastate much of eastern and southern Ukraine. The conflict has result in hundreds of thousands of deaths and injuries and has led to the most significant rupture in Russia’s relations with the West in six decades.
Nations consider the war to be Moscow’s biggest strategic blunder since the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Western leaders have express their intent to defeat Russia on the Ukrainian battlefield.
Ukraine counteroffensive efforts have so far fail to achieve significant territorial gains.
Putin’s statements reflect Russia’s perspective on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, where both sides continue to engage in diplomatic efforts while sporadic fighting persists on the ground. The conflict in Ukraine remains a complex and sensitive issue in international geopolitics, with various parties expressing different viewpoints and interests.
As the situation in Ukraine continues to evolve, global attention remains focus on efforts to reach a peaceful resolution and stabilize the region. The role of diplomatic negotiations, international organizations, and the actions of key stakeholders will play a crucial part in determining the future trajectory of this conflict and its impact on the broader geopolitical landscape.