Covid-19 hasn’t united the world. On the contrary, it has gravely increased the risk of largescale conflicts, with major players trying to use the crisis to strengthen their hands, Russia’s deputy foreign minister has said.

The struggle for international dominance was sharply intensifying even before the pandemic began, Sergey Ryabkov believes, but “unfortunately, the coronavirus couldn’t defuse this process, on the contrary, it only amplified and accelerated it.”



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