MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. Washington’s comments about its willingness to lead other countries are nothing but bygones from past eras, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Channel One’s Great Game show.
"The statements that America is ready to lead the entire world most likely are a leftover of the past decade. The legacy of the unipolar world," he said, when asked how it would be better to deal with the US, which is weakening but still acts as an aggressive country.
The Kremlin spokesman emphasized the need to assess the situation in an impartial manner and agreed that the United States remained a superpower, encompassing a quarter of the global economy. However, in Peskov’s words, "various associations are emerging in the world, which can compete with this quarter of the global economy and even surpass it." "A country has come forward that is already capable of becoming equal with the US in terms of various indicators, including purchasing power parity, and even leaving it behind - it’s China," he noted.
In his address to Congress, US President Joe Biden failed to mention equal relations and the need to respect the interests of other countries, the Russian presidential spokesman pointed out.
"The world is multipolar after all. And President Putin is more of a supporter of equitable cooperation than the one following someone's lead," the Kremlin press secretary said.
The Russian leader stands for "participating in various formats of joint cooperation in the interests of peoples of all the countries," Peskov pointed out.
"Perhaps, this is much closer to President Putin and the Russian Federation after all," the Kremlin spokesman said.