MOSCOW, April 7. /TASS/. Russia is creating a truly, unparalleled multipolar world that its current adversaries will eventually benefit from, Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergey Naryshkin said in an article posted on the website of the National Defense magazine on Thursday.
A principally new stage of European and world history is unfolding right in front of our eyes nowadays, the SVR chief insisted.
"It implies the collapse of the unipolar world and the system of international relations based on the right of the most powerful state, namely, the United States, to crush other states in order to prevent the slightest possibility of them turning into alternative centers of power. These goals were explicitly pursued in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria," Naryshkin noted.
"Indeed, these efforts were pursued by the West to draw Ukraine into the orbit of its influence. Today, Russia is directly challenging this system as it is creating a truly never-before-seen multipolar world and that everyone, even its current opponents, will eventually gain from," the SVR chief pointed out.
If Europe and the United States demonstrate a lack of maturity and courage to move along this pathway, other centers of power will have to design a global future without them, Naryshkin cautioned.
"A new world order, fair and sustainable, is bound to emerge to replace obsolete liberal universalism. It needs to be created on the conditions and in the forms that will provide for the joint existence of states and regional associations, with each of them retaining the right to its unique development," the SVR chief added.
The Russian foreign intelligence head said he was certain that this process would increasingly involve those sensible forces in Western countries that are aware of risks the international community is facing and are fundamentally interested in their self-preservation.