Moscow. The United States is implementing a new colonial strategy after its experience in Iraq and Libya, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shweigo said today.
“We are talking about the new colonial strategy that the United States has already tried in Iraq and Libya, which is to support any ideologies, even brutal ones, to weaken governments,” Schweigo said in an interview with the Italian newspaper El Jornale.
The Russian defense minister said Moscow had repeatedly invited the Pentagon chief to discuss international or regional security, stressing that the United States was not yet ready for such a dialogue.
For Ukraine, Schweigau said it was impossible to create a direct confrontation between Ukraine and Russia. “I consider it impossible to create a direct confrontation between Ukraine and Russia,” he said.
“For centuries, we have shared the most difficult experiences and stood side by side in defense of our freedom and independence during World War 2. Even my relatives lived in Ukraine, I was baptized in a small temple in the mining town of Stakhanov, Therefore, I am convinced that in our common historical memory there will never be a place for confrontation or mutual enmity. “