World situation chaotic, getting worse – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the world’s current state of affairs is “chaotic” and will only keep exacerbating unless the international community opts for more constructive relations.

“Indeed, the current global situation cannot but cause concern,” Putin said at a ceremony to receive credentials from foreign ambassadors in Moscow on Wednesday.

“The situation in the world is becoming more and more chaotic. Nevertheless, we do hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will get back on constructive track and the entire global system will become more stable and predictable,” he added.

Putin told the foreign envoys that Russia was ready to hear their constructive initiatives and use them as basis for better ties with other nations.

The Russian head of state made the comments amid rising speculation that the United States was gearing up to orchestrate a military strike against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, under the pretext that he carried out a gas attack against its own people in the Syrian town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, late on Saturday.

US President Donald Trump posted a fiery tweet earlier on Wednesday, in which he warned Russia — one of Syria’s key supporters in the war against foreign-backed militancy — that it should get prepared to “shoot down” missiles that the US military would soon rain down over Syrian targets.

Syria has firmly denied any links to the attack, which reportedly killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 1,000 others. Russia says the number of casualties is not true. – Press TV.

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