Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday during a meeting with the editors of Russia's media outlets that the policy to isolate Russia was intensified.
In an excerpt from the meeting broadcast by Rosia-24 TV channel, "As soon as we started to settle down, to get back on our feet - immediately followed the policy of detention,"
Putin said, "And as we got stronger, this policy of fearlessness is being pursued more intensely."Putin is convinced that potential opponents of Russia are becoming more and more successful.
"We have a lot of accomplishments. And it's starting to upset them," the Russian leader said, speaking about Russia's opponents and potential opponents.In his words, Russia's influence in the post-Soviet space is increasing, and the West has used ambitious and power-hungry people to counter it.
"Our influence in space after the Soviet Union is not increasing in any way," said Putin. "It causes concern . And this is where they will try to pull us back."
Russia's adversaries use ambitious, power-hungry people to achieve their goals, the Russian leader continued."From the dawn of time, our opponents or potential opponents always relied on very ambitious and power-hungry people, always used them," Putin said.
"There is nothing new about it. I don't see anything new. Too much ambitions, too much energy, they are eager to make a lot of money, sweep in power. And it's all just the most active. Is being exploited.