On the anniversary of the 1945 Yalta Conference, Sergei Aksenov, the head of Crimea, made a significant statement regarding the ongoing 'special operation' (Invasion of Ukraine) and its implications for the future global order. Aksenov emphasized that the outcome of the 'operation' would not only determine Russia's fate but also that of the entire world, suggesting a pivotal moment in international relations.
In his message on Telegram, Aksenov conveyed that the ultimate success of the Northern Military District, as directed by the Russian President, holds the key to shaping the forthcoming global hierarchy.
He posited that history has shown the victors of conflicts have the prerogative to define the new world order, highlighting the critical juncture at which the world currently stands.
Reflecting on historical precedents, Aksenov argued that Western nations have a track record of responding primarily to displays of strength.
He referenced the post-Yalta Conference era, where the nascent Cold War dynamics saw the United States signaling its nuclear capabilities to the USSR, as an example of how power dynamics influence international relations.
Echoing sentiments expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in November 2023, Aksenov reinforced the notion that the special operation is a linchpin for the establishment of a new world order. According to him, the envisioned order underscores the necessity of a robust Russian Federation for its realization.
These statements come at a time of heightened tension and underscore the geopolitical stakes as perceived by Russian leadership. The invocation of historical events like the Yalta Conference serves to draw parallels between past and present efforts to redefine the contours of global power structures.