MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. Russia will always find a way of how to defend its stance and its interests from those countries which use a selfish and arrogant tone in relations, President Vladimir Putin said in his State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly on Wednesday.
"Russia has its own interests, which we defend and will defend within the framework of international law, as a matter of fact just as other countries of the world do. If somebody refuses to realize this obvious thing, is reluctant to conduct a dialogue and chooses a selfish and arrogant tone, then Russia will always find a way of how to defend its position," Putin said.
He stressed that the gist and content of Russia’s foreign policy were to maintain peace and security and ensure the prosperity of its citizens and the country’s stable development.
"In the meantime, it looks like many in the world have developed the habit of taking politically motivated, unlawful actions in the economy and making crude attempts to dictate one’s will to others," Putin said.