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26.06.2019 (17:00)

Russian Defence Minister: the main goal of the information war of the West against Russia is to make it subordinate

Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu accused the West of waging information war on Russia in order to prevent the strengthening of its position as one of the geopolitical poles in the world.

“The main goal of this war is to control Russia and, ultimately, the world,” Sergei Shoigu said, opening the “Actual issues of information counteraction” conference, which was held within the ARMY 2019 International Military and Technical Forum.

As for Russia, Sergei Shoigu noted, the aggressive informational influence of the West is caused by the fact that the country has actually regained the status of the second pole keeping the world in global equilibrium which was lost after the collapse of the USSR.

“What is the reason for all this agony (let's call it so) of the West? It is caused by the birth of the second pole of the world order. Which seemed to be buried. But now we see it reviving."

Moreover, the head of the military department noted, for Russia, this birth is “not in agony”.

“For us, this is creation, creativity, energy. We do this with desire. The world is becoming multipolar again. And one may not like it, of course. At the same time, so far the West has failed to understand that it is impossible to simply start to govern today’s world just like that, ”the Minister of Defence emphasized.

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