Russia’s deputy defense minister has said that they are currently witnessing the formation of nothing less than a “new world order,” with the existing international legal system fracturing and states taking sides in a fresh.
Colonel General Aleksandr Fomin spoke up in an interview ahead of the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security, scheduled to take place on June 22-24 in the Russian capital. The event brings together military officials and security experts from different countries, with some 49 nations having already confirmed their participation.
Fomin stated that the upcoming conference is an explicitly non-partisan event, and the countries are invited to partake regardless of their current relationship with Russia. Discussions like those at the Moscow forum are particularly important during challenging times, the official added, as the world’s political and security landscape is currently experiencing historic shifts, with the ‘old’ world order crumbling apart.
Over the past few years, particularly under former US president Donald Trump, multiple international agreements ceased to exist. Effectively, only one major accord between Washington and Moscow, the New START treaty remains, after President Joe Biden agreed to extend it for another five years.
Frolov noted that the emergence of new weapons systems, as well as the efforts of some nations to bring warfare into areas that have never seen it before, further accelerates the emergence of a “new world order”.