Putin to exercise caution in response to Crimea attack, focus on multipolar world order

Filmmaker Regis Tremblay asserts that Russian President Vladimir Putin will respond prudently to the recent attack on Crimea, focusing on long-term strategic goals and avoiding actions that could escalate the conflict into a broader war.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to approach the recent attack on Crimea with prudence and strategic foresight, rather than being drawn into a hasty and potentially catastrophic response. This perspective was articulated by filmmaker Regis Tremblay during an appearance on Sputnik’s “The Critical Hour” program, where he emphasized that Putin’s response to the killing of Russian civilians in Sevastopol by Ukrainian forces would be measured and deliberate.

Tremblay argued that the broader geopolitical context, particularly the United States’ involvement in the conflict, underscores the need for careful consideration. “This has been a war – a declared war – by the United States of America on Russia… Ukraine has been a pawn,” he stated, suggesting that the conflict in Ukraine is part of a larger strategy by the US to undermine Russia.

The filmmaker emphasized that despite the provocative nature of the attack, Putin is known for his calculated approach to international crises. “Putin has never acted impulsively,” Tremblay noted. “Will Russia respond? Yes, certainly it will respond, but not in a way that will trigger World War Three. President Putin has made it very clear that he is not going to do anything that would inadvertently trigger a nuclear war between the United States and Russia.”

Tremblay highlighted that Russia’s response will likely be multifaceted, incorporating diplomatic, economic, and military strategies aimed at bolstering its position on the global stage without escalating the conflict to dangerous levels. “Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister, has been travelling throughout Asia and through Africa signing agreements, long-term agreements for development, for strategic partnerships and for military partnerships,” Tremblay pointed out. “This is, to me, how Russia is responding to the neverending United States escalation on Russia. Putin will not take the bait.”

The filmmaker’s comments reflect a broader understanding of Russia’s strategic objectives, which include promoting a multipolar world order that counters the influence of the United States. By fostering closer ties with countries in Asia and Africa, Russia is working to build a network of alliances that can provide economic and strategic support, thereby enhancing its global influence.

As tensions continue to rise, Tremblay’s insights suggest that Russia’s approach will remain focused on long-term strategic goals rather than immediate retaliation. This cautious stance is seen as crucial for maintaining stability and preventing a wider conflict that could have catastrophic consequences.