Russian President: US Sending Aircraft Carrier Is Causing Tension in the Middle East
(Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin.)
-Reuters news agency reported that on October 11, 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of causing tension in the Middle East by sending an aircraft carrier combat group to the region, saying that "solutions compromise” is necessary and he hopes common sense will prevail.
The head of the Kremlin called the outbreak of violence between Israel and Palestinians a vivid example of the failure of US policy in the Middle East, which he said did not take into account the needs of the Palestinian people. .
After the surprise attack by the Hamas group on Israel on October 7, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the US was sending a group of attack ships, including the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, closer. More Jewish.
Mr. Putin, speaking at an energy conference in Moscow, said the US move, which was also fiercely criticized by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on October 10, was a mistake.
“I don’t understand why the US pulled aircraft carrier groups into the Mediterranean. I really don’t understand the meaning of the problem. Are they going to bomb Lebanon or what?” Mr. Putin said.
“Or were they trying to scare someone? There are people out there who are no longer afraid of anything. This is not the way to solve the problem. It is necessary to look for compromise solutions. Of course, such actions are making the situation more tense."
Russian President: Conflict in the Gaza Strip, US Policy in the Middle East "Failure!"
(Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking at a joint press conference with his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, in the Russian capital Moscow, October 6, 2023.)
-Three days after the conflict broke out in the Gaza Strip, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on October 10, 2023.
According to the Russian leader, the conflict between Israel and Hamas shows that US policy in the Middle East has "failed", and the establishment of a Palestinian State is "necessary". From Moscow, RFI correspondent Anissa El Jabri reported:
“A biased and ineffective police officer becomes a firefighter.” This is how the Russian media used to describe America and the Israel-Gaza file in the past 36 hours, before Vladimir Putin decisively declared: This is "a clear example of the failure of America in Middle East policy". This statement by the Russian President is of course symbolic, given next to the Iraqi Prime Minister, who is visiting Russia.
The diplomatic service as well as the Kremlin accused Washington of being the sole responsible party, and that from the beginning of the conflict no responsibility was assigned to any side. Russia has mostly good relations with each side, although the war in Ukraine has pushed Russia closer to Iran, which backs Hamas.
Russian public opinion also seems to be divided about events that are mentioned a lot in the media. That division is also visible on the social networks of those who support the war, although the defeat of the famous omnipotent Jewish army sometimes arouses a sense of satisfaction, of course, due to the effect of the war. compare and contrast (with the Russian army).
Many people especially hope that Western support for Ukraine will be diverted. On Tuesday (October 10), many sources announced a large-scale Russian attack campaign targeting Avdiivka, a key city of the Donetsk region.