Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the introduction of sanctions increased the risks of unilateral use of military force. According to him, the world's biggest players must "join their forces in fateful areas" during difficult moments. Putin made this statement at a forum in Davos.
He also criticized the use of trade barriers, sanctions, and other restrictions in "attempts to blame other countries for internal problems".
"Such games with no rules critically increase the risks of unilateral use of military force. That is the danger," the president said.
As we reported earlier, the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a preliminary draft decision on confirming the credentials of the Russian delegation without any restrictions.
The document criticizes the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which make it possible not to implement the decisions of the ECHR; providing the Russian parliament with leverage over the Constitutional Court; additional steps aimed at consolidating the illegal annexation of Crimea.
The vote for it will take place today, on January 28.