Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a meeting with labor unions on Saturday that a world order with a single “incontestable leader” would never suit Russia, however, the Russian Federation is “not going to wage war on anyone,” CBC News reported.
There clearly is an attempt to restrain our development with different means. There is an attempt to freeze the existing world order (…) with one incontestable leader who wants to remain as such thinking he is allowed everything while others are only allowed what he allows and only in his interests (…) This world order will never suit Russia But we are not going to wage war on anyone, we are going to cooperate with all
Putin’s comments were his first issued since meeting on Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.
The president of Ukraine is advocating for an expedited cease-fire in Ukraine’s east as well as defensive weapons from the West.
More than 5,300 people have been killed since fighting erupted back in April of 2014, according to a United Nations tally.
USA Today reported that the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France intend on meeting in Belarus to continue working on a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.
Chancellor Merkel indicated that the success of the talks remains uncertain, but from her point of view, it is “worth making this attempt.”
(…) but it is, from my point of view and that of the French president, in any case worth making this attempt.
Joe Biden agreed with the chancellor that an attempt was a worthwhile pursuit, however, Russia must be judged by its actions and “not by the paper they signed.”
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