NOVO-OGARYOVO, October 31. /TASS/. The United States and its satellites are benefiting from conflicts in the Middle East and other parts of the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
"We must not, have no right and cannot afford to be guided by emotions. We must clearly see who is really behind the tragedy of people in the Middle East and in other world regions, who orchestrates the deadly chaos, who benefits from it. I think that it is obvious for all today - the order-givers are acting openly and flagrantly. The United States ruling elites and their satellites are the major beneficiaries of the global instability. They are deriving bloody profits from it," he said at a meeting on the situation in Dagestan.
"The US as a global superpower is becoming weaker, losing its positions, and everyone sees it, understands it, even by looking at trends in the global economy. The 'Pax Americana,' the 'American world' - with a single hegemon - is crumbling, slowly but steadily becoming a thing of the past," he said, adding that this is why the United States is seeking to destabilize Russia and other rivals by means of sowing discord.