Further growth of ethnic, religious and social conflicts in the world poses a threat to global security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary session of international discussion club Valdai in this Russian Black Sea resort city on Friday.
“Such conflicts are dangerous taken not only as they are. They are forming a zone of power vacuum, lawlessness and chaos around them, where terrorism, rank-and-file criminals are feeling cosy, piracy, human trafficking and drug business are flourishing,” the Russian leader noted.
“In the meantime our partners sought to manage these processes somehow, use regional conflicts, engineer ‘coloured revolutions’ for their own interests,” he said.
“But the genie was released from the bottle”.
Even authors of ‘controllable chaos’ theory seem not to understand what to do with it. There is absolute mix-up among them. We are following closely their debate,” the Russian president said.
Putin noted Western press headlines in the previous year, when the same people were named as ‘fighters for democracy’ at first, and then as ‘Islamists’.
“At first they wrote about revolutions and then about lootings and coups. The result is obvious – further growth of global chaos,” the Russian leader said.