Tehran (IP)- Russian President on Tuesday accused the US and the broader West of seeking to prolong the conflict in Ukraine and of fueling conflicts elsewhere in the world, including Taiwan.

Iran PressEurope: "The situation in Ukraine shows that the US is trying to prolong this conflict. And they act in exactly the same way, fueling the potential for conflict in Asia, Africa and Latin America," Vladimir Putin said in televised remarks, addressing the opening ceremony of a security conference in Moscow via video link, AFP reported. 

"The American adventure in relation to Taiwan is not just a trip of an individual irresponsible politician, but part of a purposeful, conscious US strategy to destabilize and make chaotic the situation in the region and the world," he added.
He said the visit was a "brazen demonstration of disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries and for its (Washington's) international obligations." 

"We see this as a carefully planned provocation," Putin said. 

Relations between Moscow and Washington have been in tatters since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war in late February.
Pummeled by a barrage of unprecedented Western sanctions, Putin has sought to bolster ties with countries in Africa and Asia, especially with China. 


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