Putin Speech on Avoiding Global War

Putin Urges Need for New International Security Architecture To Avoid Global War

Jan. 15 (EIRNS)—Russian President Vladimir Putin today issued a call for the five founding members of the United Nations—Russia, the U.S., China, the U.K., and France—to take the lead to “develop updated approaches to ensuring stability on the planet that would fully take into account the political, economic and military aspects of modern international relations.” He said that the recent developments in Southwest Asia show how “regional conflicts can rapidly grow into threats to the entire international community,” and that the 75th anniversary this year of the defeat of fascism in World War II should serve for mankind to rededicate itself to that cause. Putin has personally invited President Donald Trump to attend the celebration on May 9 in Moscow.

Putin stated: “We can see how unpredictably, uncontrollably events are developing in the world, what is happening in the Middle East and North Africa literally in recent weeks and recent days, how regional conflicts can rapidly grow into threats to the entire international community.

“I am convinced that it is high time for a serious and direct discussion about the basic principles of a stable world order and the most acute problems that humanity is facing. It is necessary to show political will, wisdom and courage. The time demands an awareness of our shared responsibility and real actions.

“The founding countries of the United Nations should set an example. It is the five nuclear powers that bear a special responsibility for the conservation and sustainable development of humankind. These five nations should first of all start with measures to remove the prerequisites for a global war and develop updated approaches to ensuring stability on the planet that would fully take into account the political, economic and military aspects of modern international relations.

“Russia is ready to enhance cooperation with all interested parties. We are not threatening anyone or seeking to impose our will on anyone. At the same time, I can assure everyone that our efforts to strengthen national security were made in a timely manner and in sufficient volume. For the first time in the history of nuclear missile weapons, including the Soviet period and modern times, we are not catching up with anyone, but, on the contrary, other leading states have yet to create the weapons that Russia already possesses.”

The translation of Russian President’s complete speech is posted to the Kremlin website.

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