Russian Defence Minister: Conflict Potential Accumulated Worldwide


Russian Defence Minister: Conflict Potential Accumulated Worldwide

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes during the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II on the Red Square in Moscow, on May 9, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Russian Defense Minstry’s webiste released an article regarding remarks of Russian Defence MinisterSergei Shoigu at the VIII Moscow Conference on International Security (source):

“Nowadays conflict potential across the world tends to become higher. Frozen conflicts are intensifying. New centers of potential armed confrontation are being formed, many of which are initiated from outside,” Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said in his speech at the VIII Moscow Conference on International Security.

“There are still combat actions in Yemen. Condlict in Libya is entering a new phase. Tensions remain in Syria and Iraq. Terrorist groups are becoming more active in Africa. The western part of this continent is leading in the number of hijacked vessels seized by pirates, ”the head of the Russian military explained.

“Steps are being taken to neocolonial interference in the domestic affairs of sovereign states. Instability zones are expanding in areas bordering Afghanistan, ” the Russian Defence Minister noted.

According to him, in Southeast Asia, under the guise of forming a new security system in the so-called Indo-Pacific region, attempts are being made to restrain interaction of countries by creating new dividing lines.

In his speech, Sergei Shoigu paid particular attention to the behavior of the United States in the international arena.

The Russian Defence Minister stressed that “after the US’s withdrawal from the ABM Treaty, it became obvious that development of this type of weapon was aimed at undermining the deterrence potential of Russia and China.”

“Our partners, in the course of numerous negotiations, categorically denied this allegation. However, in conceptual documents, the United States formalized the anti-Russian focus of work in missile defence sphere. This once again proved our assessments of this system, ” Sergei Shoigu said.

“Today, the United States is deploying missile defence facilities outside its territory, devolving to the Allies some of the responsibilities for protecting the Continental United States from ballistic missile attacks. In fact, their allies become hostages of Washington’s adventurous security decisions,” the head of the Russian military said.

“Uncontrolled and unlimited deployment of anti-missile systems undermines trust and stimulates an arms race. This is especially true amid the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty. There are many other examples of neglecting multilateral agreements and international institutions,” the Russian Minister of Defence said.

As examples of Washington’s unfair attitude towards its international obligations, Sergei Shoigu mentioned the United States’ refusal to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, as well as “the actual disruption of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons”.

In addition, Sergei Shoigu recalled that the United States repeatedly conducted operations in other countries without UN approval.

The Russian Minister of Defence emphasized that NATO tends to intensify its activity in the Black Sea and the Baltic region.

“Practical actions of the alliance – whether it is development of military infrastructure near the Russian borders or increased activity in the Black and Baltic seas – lead to increased tensions and require an adequate response from the Russian side,” said Sergei Shoigu, assuring at the same time that “retaliatory measures will be taken in time, and not necessarily by symmetrical actions. ”



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  • Prince Teutonic

    What measures are you brewing against your “partners” eh?

  • Sukhoi

    Simple. First, 2 new Russian Naval/Airbases in Venezuela and Cuba with S-400s, Bastion-P, and Iskanders.
    Second, more iskanders in Kaliningrad and Transistria
    Third, Idlib must be liberated from jihadi terrorist by the Syrian Army

    • JHK

      4. Even Russia knows this is a waste of energy because it will turn Turkey Qatar Pakistan Malaysia and Indonesia against them (The Axis will become solely Islamic, The Middle East will not allow the Silk Road, and the west and the east will collapse).

    • Toronto Tonto

      US base in Poland and Ukraine say bye bye now .

      • Sukhoi

        Russian bases in Venezuela and Cuba, more iskanders and s-400 in Kaliningrad. say bye bye now :-)

        • Toronto Tonto

          HA HA HA good luck chump .

  • jm74

    Typical yank mentality; they don’t want to get their hands dirty so they coerce some sucker to do the dirty work, eventually those suckers will wake up to themselves and realize the dangerous position they are in and will dessert the US. US on it’s own is a weakling and will get crushed.

  • JHK

    Good thing Turkey is now leading the Axis (And has millions of Soldiers).

    • daniel

      Are you drunk?

      • JHK

        Who controls Syria FisabAllah(swt), Muslim Brotherhood does.

        And youre the drunk.

  • Joe Kerr

    Amazing that Russia still refers to the bankrupted zio colony as “our partners”. When Pompeo criticised China for supporting Maduro, China told him to f— off and leave South America in peace, as it’s not the U.S. “backyard” anymore.

    • goingbrokes

      It looks funny, but really the explanation is quite simple. When you are negotiating with someone the other side is a negotiating partner, not to be confused with something like a marriage partner!

  • Toronto Tonto

    Its OK Russia is almost done anyway , It will collapse and become a bunch of lawless rouge shitttholes and the world will be far better off the other shitttholes are not a problem .