Kadakin said the Western accusations that Russia was instigating trouble were “blatant lies.” Source: Press Photo
There has been a shift in the global balance of power and a growing number of countries stand against unipolarity, arrogance and monopoly of power, Alexander Kadakin told the Times of India in an interview on May 2. “This is reflected at various meetings of G20, Brics, Asean and other major international forums,” Kadakin told the paper, adding that “it seems the winds of born-again non-alignment are blowing stronger.”
The ambassador denied allegations that Russia’s approach towards Ukraine was driven by a desire to check NATO. “Russia's approach is motivated solely by its desire to see Ukraine an independent, stable and well-disposed state, at peace with all its neighbours,” Kadakin told the paper. “It shouldn't be used as a hostage in futile attempts to contain Russia. I wonder how a nuclear giant such as Russia can ever be contained or punished.”
Kadakin said the Western accusations that Russia was instigating trouble were “blatant lies.” He added, “Russia is championing a broad, inclusive dialogue within Ukraine itself on the basis of serious constitutional reforms. They have to meet the aspirations of the entire Ukrainian nation, including Russian-speaking populations of eastern and southern Ukraine.” The ambassador also reiterated the fact that the authorities in Kiev “seized power through an armed coup d'etat and lack credibility.”
While talking about the reunification of Crimea with Russia he said, “Not a single person died during Crimea's reunification process, but now Kiev radicals, supported by the West, use force against their own people. Isn't this the highest degree of cynicism, brazen duplicity or even triplicity?”
The ambassador added that no matter what the future attitude of US or European countries was, Russia would keep working for global peace and stability.
Kadakin was also full of praise for the Russian-India relationship. “Nourished by the rich and vigorous past, it's achieved the level of privileged strategic partnership based on proximity of fundamental national interests and universal consensus on this matter in both countries,” the Russian ambassador told the paper. “Russia has always stood by India in rain or shine. Like a sister, we readily share with India the best we have, be it nuclear energy, defence, aviation, etc. Hardly will you find another such example amongst nations. This cooperation will continue unabated by internal or international expediency,” the Russian ambassador told the Times of India.
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