The West failed to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia — EADaily, February 11, 2023 — Politics, Russia News

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The entire Western world has taken up arms against Russia, but it is already obvious that plans to inflict a strategic defeat on it have been thwarted. Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said this on Friday at a solemn meeting held in the Russian diplomatic mission on the occasion of the Diplomatic Worker’s Day.

“It just so happened that we had a difficult fate. The motherland is again in danger, as it was during the Great Patriotic War. The armed forces protect the sovereignty and independence of the Russian state in the course of a special military operation. We, who are many thousands of kilometers from our native land, are defending the interests of the Fatherland in the conditions of a hybrid war unleashed against us,” the ambassador said.

“The whole Western world is up in arms against us. However, it is already clear today that plans to inflict a strategic defeat on our country have been frustrated. Russia, especially over the past year, has rebuilt the economy, strengthened its military power and stepped up cooperation with most states,” – continued the head of the Russian diplomatic mission.

According to him, “Russian diplomats feel the desire of enemies to undermine the centuries-old friendship with the countries of the CIS, as well as Asia, Africa, and Latin America.”

“Yes, it is difficult for us. Yes, we live in conditions of economic sanctions. They even want to cut the name of our Motherland from the political map of the world,” Antonov noted.

At the same time, he stressed, the Russian Federation “does not give up its goals, the main of which is the formation of a democratic world order based on equality and respect for international law.”

“Such an order that will provide conditions for the fair development of all countries, where they will respect the national interests of any state, based on the principle of the indivisibility of security,” the diplomat explained.

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