As 2021 segues to a new year, Vladimir Putin extended season’s greetings to numerous world leaders and others as he’s done annually before.
Notably he stressed the importance of “equality and mutual respect (that) strengthen(s) stability and security in Europe and the world as a whole.”
To the White House imposter, he said “that building on our agreements reached during the June summit in Geneva and subsequent contacts, we can move forward and establish an effective US-Russian dialogue based on mutual respect and consideration of each other’s national interests.”
He knows well what he’s up against in dealing with hegemon USA — a nation neither wing of its war party can ever be trusted.
To Xi Jinping, he said that “Russia and China interact quite productively.”
“An active political dialogue continues at all levels.”
“Record results were achieved in trade, and good practical results were brought by scientific, technological and innovative cooperation over the years.”
He looks forward to meeting with Xi again during the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing.
He had no message for US-installed Ukrainian puppet Zelensky, a figure who’s putty in the hands of his masters in Washington.
On New Year’s eve, Sergey Lavrov said Moscow continues to maintain working contacts with Taliban ruling authorities in Kabul, adding:
“Given the socio-economic crisis (in Afghanistan), the humanitarian sphere has become a particularly urgent area of practical cooperation.”
“Russian humanitarian aid was delivered to the Afghans in November and December.”
“We helped Afghan students at Russian universities travel from Afghanistan to Russia to continue their studies.”
“Our colleagues from the Russian Ministry of Defense are making a very useful contribution to these noble efforts.”
Official Russian recognition of Taliban rule depends on how events unfold ahead — whether promises its officials made are fulfilled.
Commenting on coordinating Russian foreign policy with neighboring Belarus, leaders of both countries are united against US-dominated NATO’s interference in their internal affairs, notably by by imposition of illegal sanctions for invented reasons and mobilizing forces near their borders.
Union State cooperation plays a vital role “in curbing threats posed by NATO’s military infrastructure approaching (its) borders.”
Because of threats posed by US-dominated NATO, both countries are militarily prepared to defend their security as needed.
At his yearend press conference, Russia’s Deputy UN envoy Dmitry Polyanskiy (DP below) commented on a range of issues.
Russia forthrightly seeks regional deescalation over the other way around as prioritized by US-dominated NATO.
Talks with alliance officials will take place in January, along with upcoming discussions between Russian and Biden regime delations to begin on January 10.
Moscow seeks “serious guarantees” from Washington and subservient NATO regimes — an alliance for war-making, not defense.
Russia “didn’t come to NATO’s borders. It was” the other way around.
“This is why we have absolutely legitimate reasons to be worried about it.”
Moscow “promote(s) the principle of indivisible security.”
“According to it, security of one state cannot be ensured at the expense of security of other states.”
“It is the core idea of many documents that were signed at the beginning or in the middle of the 1990s.”
“Now we want to come back to this spirit, and we are quite constructive.”
Initial talks will be bilateral between Moscow and Washington.
If a legally binding agreement is reached on security sought by Russia, “all UN member states would welcome “pursuit of peace and stability over the risk of war with super-weapons.
“As for alleged threats of Russia invading Ukraine,” the world community of nations knows they reflect US/NATO hyperventilating that’s far removed from reality.
Russia threatens no one.
Like other nations, it’s entitled to move its military forces as it wishes on its own territory.
In stark contrast to US/NATO forever wars on invented enemies, Russia is a good neighbor at peace on the world stage.
According to DP, when Putin is misquoted about Soviet Russia’s dissolution, calling it a 20th century catastrophe, the rest of what he said in omitted by the West.
He stressed that anyone wanting what existed pre-dissolution restored is brainless.
“This is really how we feel,” DP stressed, adding:
Russia “support(s) economic integration, friendship with” neighboring states, including Ukraine — conflict with none.
On China, Russian relations with Beijing were not positive when the Soviet Union dissolved.
Things are worlds apart different today from then, DP stressed.
Both countries are their most important strategic partners.
Given US/Western hostility against their leadership and independence, the Sino/Russian relationship is extremely important to counter the threat posed by US-dominated NATO.
On Vienna JCPOA discussions, DP called himself an “optimist by nature” — despite no positive breakthroughs after months of talks, nothing suggesting that the Biden regime and its E3 partners will comply with their SC Res 2231 obligations.
At the end of the current year and beginning of a new one, US-dominated NATO remains humanity’s major threat.