Nobody expected Putin to show up at the World Economic Forum this time. Putin`s virtual address at the WEF was unexpected. But, they’re all there to make a better world and Putin warned that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated preexisting global problems and imbalances.
All these problems can come out of control, and these could deteriorate to a point where there is a fight of «all against all.» «We have every reason to believe that the tensions might be aggravated even further,» Putin warned.
Not only that. Putin also said that the times we are living in right now is similar to the ’30s, and I think he is so right. This is what I have pointed out for a very long time now. Just take a look at the history.
It`s similar to when it comes to the scale and scope of what he called systemic «challenges and potential threats.» Putin said the crisis had increased social stratification, populism, right- and left-wing radicalism, adding that domestic political processes were becoming more violent.
«All of this cannot but impact international relations, making them less stable and predictable,» Putin said.
«In the 20th century, the failure and inability to centrally resolve such issues resulted in the catastrophic World War II. Of course, nowadays such a heated conflict is not possible, I hope that it`s not possible in principle, because it would mean the end of our civilization.
But I would like to reiterate, that the situation might develop unpredictably and uncontrollably if we will sit on our hands doing nothing to avoid it.
And there is a possibility that we may experience an actual collapse of global development that might result in a fight of all against all,» Putin said.
Putin and Biden had a meeting on the phone on Tuesday. They come to an agreement to extend their current nuclear arms pact, the NEW START treaty, for another five years.
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