Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Tuesday of attempting to prolong the conflict in Ukraine. The scathing remarks included accusations of fuelling conflicts elsewhere in the world, including with the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.
“The situation in Ukraine shows that the US is trying to prolong this conflict. And they act in exactly the same way, fuelling the potential for conflict in Asia, Africa, and Latin America,” Putin said in televised remarks.
“The American adventure in relation to Taiwan is not just a trip of an individual irresponsible politician, but part of a purposeful, conscious US strategy to destabilise and make chaotic the situation in the region and the world,” he added.
The US has provided a whopping $50 billion in aid to Ukraine since February, as it has solidly stood behind Kyiv in the wake of the Russian aggression.