South Asia

Moscow’s Dhaka ambassador sees ‘polycentric’ order emerging

Apparently defending China, India and Russia’s support to the present government, Russian Ambassador in Bangladesh Alexander Nikolaev has said they have “enough political wisdom” not to impose anything on any country.

Replying to volleys of questions at a special briefing with the members of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh on Tuesday, Mr. Nikolaev said Russia does not impose any model on any country.

South Asian bloc

He said Russia wants to see the countries of South Asia, including Bangladesh, emerge as a powerful bloc in what he saw as a new “polycentric” world order.

The order is taking shape, he remarked, and added “It has become clear today that the unilateral world order is in the past.”

Mr. Nikolaev, who served in Kiev earlier, also accused the U.S. of distorting the Ukraine scenario and belittling Russia.

He observed Ukraine was in a deep crisis and assured that Russia would firmly contribute to the de-escalation of the conflict on the basis of the Geneva agreement. However, he added, the U.S. had “the stunning ability to turn everything upside down, to call black white”. The remarks by the Russian ambassador also came marking the 42nd anniversary of Russia’s diplomatic ties with Bangladesh.

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