‘Western satanism, plunder of India’: Top quotes from Putin’s speech at Ukraine annexation ceremony

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday presided over a ceremony at the Kremlin to annex four Ukrainian regions partly occupied by his forces. During the ceremony, he made several remarks on Russia’s “historical” past and mentioned the West’s “plunder of India” while criticising colonialism. Following are extracts from his speech, translated by Reuters: Western ‘satanism’ “Now they have moved on entirely, to a radical denial of moral norms, religion, and family …” “The dictatorship of the Western elites is directed against all societies, including the peoples of the Western countries themselves. This is a challenge to all. This is a complete...