Russian President Vladimir Putin chose unprecedentedly strong words during his address to the Federal Assembly when he said “they will regret what they have done as they have not regretted anything for a long time,” said the philosopher, political scientist, leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on April 22 on the Donetsk Union TV channel.
On April 21, during his Address to the Federal Assembly, Putin said, “We really do not want to burn bridges. But if someone mistakes our good intentions for indifference or weakness and intends to burn or even blow up these bridges, they must know that Russia’s response will be asymmetrical, swift and tough. Those behind provocations that threaten the core interests of our security will regret what they have done in a way they have not regretted anything for a long time.”
The Russian leader spoke of “an asymmetrical, swift and tough response” before, noted Sergey Kurginyan commenting on his statement. However, Putin’s statements about the organizers of the provocations who “will regret what they have done as they have not regretted anything for a long time” is something completely new in Kurginyan’s opinion.
The expert urged to analyze this statement from the position of hermeneutics – the theory and methodology of interpretations. “And what’s interesting is that everyone who has heard it interprets the phrase ‘They will regret what they have done as they have not regretted anything for a long time’ as something absolutely unprecedented,” said Kurginyan.
According to Kurginyan, Russian President uses political rhetoric, which was always used during tsars, in the Soviet Union, and in post-Soviet times, “We are extremely peaceful. We don’t want anything. We are open to everything. We are kind, good, and so on and so forth. Stop! Otherwise, you will regret what you have done as you have not regretted anything for a long time.“
These Putin’s words are directed at the situation in Ukraine, believes the political scientist. “After such a statement, how can anyone say that the topic of Ukraine or anything else has not been mentioned at all?” stressed the expert.
The expert warns about the danger of a weak Russian response to the aggression from Ukraine and the West. “However, if Vladimir Putin would choose to make some timid move that would allow them to call him an aggressor at the same time – it would be a geopolitical loss,” explains Kurginyan.
“Now, there is a much bigger issue at stake. And it’s about what exactly will be done and how exactly ‘they will regret it, as they have not regretted anything for a long time’ if they do something,” concluded the political scientist.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency