MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. The US-led West’s lust to dominate the world triggered the currently unfolding global crisis, Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolay Patrushev said on Thursday, speaking at a meeting of CIS security council chiefs.
"A global crisis is unfolding before our eyes. Its cause is the desire of the West to impose its dominance upon the world, completely ignoring not only national interests, peculiarities and traditions of other countries, but also the objective trends in the formation of a multipolar world and the cessation of Western hegemony," he stressed.
Patrushev noted that the United States and its satellites have embarked on a course of undermining international law and the architecture of strategic stability, while destroying the institutions of multilateral cooperation. Such actions, as the Secretary of Russia's Security Council pointed out, have been conducted by the West for a long time and deliberately. They are accompanied by a hardline policy of sanctions against countries that the West finds objectionable and military buildups, in addition to flexing their military muscle and the use of military force.
Patrushev recounted that "the reckless policy of Washington, London and their allies resulted in the bloody adventures in the Balkans, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, which have already claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people."
"The West rejected our proposals on forming long-term legally binding security guarantees. Instead of searching for mutually acceptable ways of dialogue, they are making attempts to isolate Russia on the international stage by introducing illegitimate sanctions," the Secretary of Russia's Security Council stated.