MOSCOW, March 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States and their allies of seizing the right to decide the destinies of the world, create coalitions according to the “who is not with us is against us” principle, at the same time ignoring the UN decisions. “After the disintegration of the bipolar world, only they seized the right to decide the destinies of the world, they use force against sovereign states, create coalitions, push through the UN resolutions they need and ignore other decisions,” the Russian president said in an address in connection with the admission of Crimea to the Russian Federation.
He recalled the bombings of Belgrade, “although the UN Security Council had not given a resolution for that,” the events in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya when air strikes were launched “instead of a no-fly zone.” “The color revolutions ended in chaos, outbreaks of violence, and the ‘Arab spring’ turned into an ‘Arab winter,’” said the Russian president.