Russian president denies "neo-imperialist" ambitions

Other News Materials 27 June 2006 15:43 (UTC +04:00)

(RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin denied allegations Tuesday that his country harbored neo-imperial ambitions in its foreign policy.

"Not everyone was ready to see Russia economically rebounding and gaining better positions on the world arena," Putin said at a meeting in the Foreign Ministry, reports Trend.

Putin said some countries saw Russia through the prism of old prejudice and considered the country's revival as a threat, accusing it of neo-imperial ambitions and energy blackmail.

"We propose another way, the way of assessing any country's foreign policy on the basis of international law and uniform standards," he added.