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Colour revolutions ignited chaos in Middle East - Russian Defence Ministry

October 17, 2015, 8:22 UTC+3 BEIJING
He also said that intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states did not only destabilize individual countries and regions, but added to the conflict potential the world over
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Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov

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BEIJING, October 17. /TASS/. Current chaos in the Middle East is a direct effect of colour revolutions and attempts to dictate one’s own will to countries in the region, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov told the 6th Xiangshan Security Forum on Saturday.

"The chaos that we observe in the Middle East these days is a direct consequence of the colour revolutions, intervention in the affairs of sovereign states and attempts to make them bow to somebody else’s will. Russian President Vladimir Putin has more than once declared the firm stance it was utterly unacceptable to try to handle internal political problems of countries through outside intervention, including government coups, anti-constitutional actions and illegal ousting of legitimate authorities," Antonov said.

Clearly, such actions entail tragic consequences.

"The colour revolution scenario in Ukraine has caused irreparable tragedies in a fraternal country where thousands of civilians have been killed. Russia shares a common history, centuries’ long friendship and cooperation with Ukraine and it is interested in the prompt restoration of peace and stability there like anyone else," Antonov said.

He also said that intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states, including connivance with radical forces, did not only destabilize individual countries and regions, but added to the conflict potential the world over and made international terrorist organizations more active.

"The vacuum that emerges after the erosion of state power begins to be filled by extremists and terrorists... Terrorism attracts all sorts of militants like a magnet. They roam from country to country. They have no country of their own, no honor and no dignity," Antonov said. "Not a single country has the immunity against this global evil and millions of people fall victim to the terrorist rampage. We must unite to defat this evil.".

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