Putin Condemns the West after a Cyber Attack Delays his Speech

Vladimir Putin launched a 73-minute tirade against Western Governments after his speech was delayed by an hour due to a denial of service cyber attack disabled the guest accreditation and admissions system of the conference.

Putin accused the West of colonial arrogance and said that “stupid” sanctions, which were imposed as punishment for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are an economic “blitzkrieg”.

Putin was forced to delay a highly anticipated speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday 17th June after a cyber attack disrupted the system handling access badges to the venue, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

The economic forum, known as the "Russian Davos", had for years hosted world leaders and titans of business and industry.

An attender at the forum said audience members were able to enter the main hall without difficulty, but noted that mobile Internet access in the area appeared to be cut off.  

Mr Putin hit out at the sanctions from the West, branding them "mad and senseless", as well as criticising the the decision to grant Ukraine potential EU membership, reiterating claims that his forces invaded to protect people from genocide.

Mr Putin told Russia’s political and economic elite: “We are strong people and can cope with any challenge. Like our ancestors, we will solve any problem, the entire thousand-year history of our country speaks of this.”

Putin also reaffirmed his fixed aim to continue the “special military operation” in Ukraine that has unleashed what he called an “unprecedented” barrage of Western economic sanctions.

He said the main aim of the invasion was to defend “our” people in the largely Russian-speaking Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

However, Kyiv and the West has dismissed Mr Putin’s justification as a baseless pretext for a war that has already led to the occupation of parts of southern Ukraine far beyond the Donbas.

“Our special operation on the Donbas is a life buoy for them to blame Russia for their own mistakes,” Mr Putin told the audience.

“In the current situation, against a backdrop of increasing risks for us and threats, Russia’s decision to conduct a special military operation was forced - difficult, of course, but forced and necessary,” he added.

The Russian leader also took aim at the US, saying that it considered itself “God’s own representatives on earth”.

He said: “When they won the Cold War, the US declared themselves God’s own representatives on earth, people who have no responsibilities, only interests.

“They have declared those interests sacred. Now it’s one-way traffic, which makes the world unstable.”

Putin claimed the EU had lost its "political sovereignty" in its response to the war in Ukraine and that sanctions from the West were more harmful to them than to Russia, claiming the European Union could lose more than $US400 billion because of sanctions on Russia.

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