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Patrushev: US causing imbalance to int’l relations, Russia playing stabilizing role

May 06, 2015, 1:20 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Russia continues to play a stabilizing role in conditions of imbalance the United States and its allies are causing to the system of international relations, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said in his article ‘Great Victory in Great War’ to be published in Wednesday’s issue of the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

"Now, when processes of forming a multi-polar world are underway, the resistance of the United States and its allies seeking to strengthen their supremacy causes imbalance to the system of international relations," he wrote. "In these conditions, the Russian Federation, which stands against open dictation of force and unpardonable interference into domestic affairs of other states, is playing a stabilizing role in the present-day world."

Russia, according to Patrushev, is relying on such integration associations as the BRICS (and acronym standing for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (CSO), and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

He reminded that one of the key results of World War Two was the establishment of the United Nations Organization as an international institution for maintaining global stability. "But what do we see 70 year after? We see numerous examples of violations by the United States of the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter, such as independence and sovereign equality of state, non-interference into their domestic affairs, peace settlement of disputes," Patrushev wrote. "Suffice it to recall the bombardment of Serbia, occupation of Iraq, extermination of statehood in Libya. Here we see flagrantly fake pretexts, blatant manipulations of the United Nations Security Council’s mandate, and, as a result - destruction and chaos." All this, in his words, stem from attempts to ensure dominance in global affairs, to rule everywhere and be in charge of all, to use military force unilaterally to promote own interests.

All this is taking place on the backdrop of subversive activities of security services. Economic sanctions were imposed on Russia "in a bid to dramatically deteriorate living standards in Russia, to provoke protest movements," he noted. "That is why Russia is taking efforts to maintain combat capability of its armed forces as a guarantor of security and stability. The basis for the country’s security is competitive economy, advanced science, technologies and education." Moreover, in conditions of anti-Russian sanctions and attempts to isolate Russia, the state has to pay special attention to the country’s energy and scientific security, to the implementation of the innovation industrial and financial policy, he added.

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