The head of Russia’s foreign intelligence service has warned the West to “go to the devil” and made a prediction that the current global order would eventually crumble.
Sergei Naryshkin, the chief of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, made the comments Wednesday during a panel discussion for International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
Naryshkin said the West and its allies have consistently attempted to “meddle” in the affairs of other countries. He blasted what he called “attempts of collective self-righteousness, non-recognition, and humiliation of [Russian] partners.”
He went on to claim that the “unipolar momentum” of the West’s current order was coming to a close and that the threat of unilateralism was growing weaker.
Naryshkin’s comments came as tensions remain high between Moscow and the West. The US and its allies have imposed sanctions on Russia for its 2014 intervention in Ukraine and accusations of meddling in the 2016 US election.