MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. The current situation in Ukraine is one of the consequences of Washington’s policies of suppressing independent states in pursuit of its selfish interests, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, said at a meeting with the chief of Algeria’s Documentation and External Security Directorate, Noureddine Mokri, in Moscow on Monday.
"The situation in Ukraine is one of the tragic effects of US reckless and aggressive policies," he said. "The Americans have for many years intentionally suppressed independent states for the sake of their selfish geopolitical and financial interests and tried to upset the world order that took shape after the end of World War II, and also the United Nations system."
Patrushev said that the emergence of new centers of power and world development caused "growing annoyance in the United States, which went to great lengths in its attempts to retain hegemony in world affairs."
"As we know from history, for attaining their aims the Americans did not stop at triggering wars in other regions of the globe," he recalled.
Patrushev recalled that just recently precisely this scenario was used in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. As a result, "hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives and millions of others became forced migrants."
"Now, that the United States’ foreign debt has approached $30 trillion, the United States has started pushing the world towards a global catastrophe," Patrushev said.
"Contrary to Russia’s diplomatic efforts the United States has ultimately undermined the system of international arms control and ruined the mechanisms of treaties on the missile defense, conventional forces in Europe, intermediate and shorter-range missiles and open skies, thus endangering world security," he concluded.