Putin blasts US 'hegemony,' predicts end to 'unipolar' world
August 17, 2022
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to encourage extended hostilities in Ukraine as part of what he described Tuesday as Washington's alleged efforts to maintain its global hegemony.
Addressing a security conference attended by military officials from Africa,, Asia and Latin America, Putin reaffirmed his long-held claim that he sent troops into Ukraine in response to Washington turning the country into an "anti-Russia" bulwark.
"They need conflicts to retain their hegemony," Putin charged. "That's why they have turned the Ukrainian people int...