By Burc Eruygur
ISTANBUL (AA) - A Russian official on Monday accused the US of being the biggest dictator of the world who violates the sovereignty of other countries.
"Hypocritically speaking about freedom of choice, the United States, which has proclaimed itself the main dictator of the world, will in fact simply abuse the countries whose sovereignty and democracy it violated," head of Security Council Nikolay Patrushev said in an interview with Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta, commenting on the upcoming Summit for Democracy.
Patrushev said the event, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, will be “another meeting in favor of the world order, where Washington wants to play a central role forever, and dissidents will be expected to be labeled as 'non-democratic states'.”
Patrushev said the US will declare itself as “the defender of international law” and that its geopolitical opponents will be accused of “war crimes and corruption,” while its own “acts of genocide and financial fraud” will be ignored.
"The main task of the political regime in modern United States is to mislead its own population ... Democracy is just a beautiful facade of the state system, which is designed to hide the disregard for the rights of ordinary Americans," Patrushev said.
He questioned freedom of expression in the US when “even the former president of the United States is not allowed to speak on social networks and the press on topics of interest to society," referring to bans on former President Donald Trump.
"By proclaiming democratic slogans out of place, in fact, Washington has long become a champion in violating the sovereignty of states, in the number of wars and conflicts it unleashed."
He said NATO is a party to Russia's war on Ukraine, which started last February, and the summit will include the topic of providing further assistance to Kyiv.
"By trying to prolong this military confrontation as long as possible, they do not hide their main goal - the defeat of Russia on the battlefield and its further dismemberment," he said.