On Monday, Putin slammed the hypocrisy used by “arrogant world powers” as he hosted a conference of the 10-year-old Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the western city of Saint Petersburg, AFP reported.
The Russian premier criticized Western powers for backing the revolutions leading to the toppling of North African regimes they previously supported.
Moscow has strongly opposed the NATO military campaign in Libya, warning the Western alliance against letting such policies turning into a norm in the future.
Moscow has also warned the West against taking tough actions against its close Soviet-era ally, Syria.
Russia considers the regional security summit as a counterpart to NATO, and hopes it will develop into a more powerful force rivaling NATO.
The SCO is an intergovernmental security organization that was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Iran, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan are the observer states of this organization. Iran, which has held an observer status since 2005, is seeking full membership to create a powerful coalition with China and Russia.