MOSCOW, May 17. /TASS/. The West seeks to create conditions for imposition of a controlled regime in Russia, as it was practiced in a number of countries, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said during a meeting of the Security Council’s science council.
"In the end, the West seeks to create conditions to establish a regime in Russia, controlled by the West, as it was already done in Ukraine and in a number of other states," Patrushev said.
"The special military operation thwarted these plans," he underscored. He explained that Moscow had to "use this preventive measure, because the level of threats to national security, disregard to our country’s interests has entered a new level, which threatened Russia’s very statehood and existence."
Overall, Patrushev noted that "the West does not need a powerful, rapidly developing sovereign Russia."
He also noted that numerous episodes of honest and free aid, provided by Moscow, including for protection of statehood of the US, France, Germany and some other countries are being "deliberately obscured by the Western propaganda."
"Meanwhile, they seek to maintain at any cost the false myth about an aggressive Russia, who allegedly seeks to enslave the Western world, including based on pseudo-scientific stories and arguments," the Secretary believes.
According to Patrushev, the goals of the collective West’s actions are obvious: to create sanction restrictions for Russia’s communication with the rest of the world, including science, and modern high technologies, as well as to undermine the Russian economy, to slow down the country’s development, to create conditions for spiritual, moral and cultural degradation of the people.