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They behave like pillagers and marauders. And, you know, there is a lot of information about the future provocations that brood in Mariupol and other territories where the Ukrainians are now trying to use the civilians as a human shield, talk to the Indians, the Arabs, and the Africans that are trying to flee Ukraine now. They are not allowed.
While our proposals are aimed at reducing the military confrontation, de-escalating the overall situation in Europe, exactly the opposite is happening in the West. NATO members are building up their strength and aviation. In the territories that are directly adjacent to Ukraine, on the Black Sea, the scale of exercises has increased many times recently.
We have serious differences in the assessment of the international situation, we have serious differences in the approaches to the tasks which have to be solved for its normalization, our position is very simple: We are ready to discuss all the issues without exception, but under perception that the discussion will be honest, with the facts on the table, and of course on the basis of mutual respect.
We saw yesterday how [ the West ] seized on the news about Navalny's return to the Russian Federation. You can clearly feel the joy with which the carbon-copy comments are incoming, with joy, because it seems to allow Western politicians to think that they will be able to divert attention from the deepest crisis in which the liberal model of development finds itself.
The attempt of Americans to build a unipolar world did not succeed, they understand it. The whole world understands that you can't do without Russia. The very fact of a meeting and dialogue is a vivid confirmation of it. Honor and praise to President Vladimir V. Putin for being able to strengthen Russia's authority in the international arena so that no matter how the Americans and the EU try to exist in confrontation with us, to pressure us with sanctions, they still have to look for ways of getting closer with us. They all still have to come to Russia.
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