MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. The Western countries will be unable to avoid a dialogue with Russia, because "he who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind," Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary meeting of the Valdai international discussion club on Thursday.
He recalled that Russia had sent proposals to the West in December last year for building confidence and collective security, but they were once again "brushed aside."
"In the modern world, it is unlikely someone will be able to hide away. He who sows the wind, as they say, will reap the whirlwind," Putin stressed.
He stated that the international crisis had acquired global dimensions and already affected everyone. Humanity now has two options to choose from: to continue to accumulate a burden of problems that "will inevitably crush everyone," or to try to find solutions together.
"Albeit not ideal, but working ones and capable of making our world more stable and secure. You know, I have always believed and I still believe in the power of common sense. Therefore, I am convinced that sooner or later new centers of a multipolar world order and the West will have to enter into an equitable discussion about a common future for all of us. The sooner, the better, of course," he said.