Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:44AM
Director of Russia’s Investigative Committee Aleksandr Bastrykin
Director of Russia’s Investigative Committee Aleksandr Bastrykin

The director of Russia’s top law enforcement agency has called for the establishment of an international coalition to battle what he referred to as the US-imposed “dictatorship” on the rest of the world.

Director of Russia’s Investigative Committee Aleksandr Bastrykin said on Friday the world is in urgent need of a new system of checks and balances that would equally represent every nation across the global political spectrum.

The formation of a global coalition of countries could serve as “a feasible pole to counter the dictatorship imposed by the Americans together with their Western allies,”  he said during a round table discussion in Moscow.  

Bastrykin said Washington’s geopolitical dominance is founded on its financial might, which is based on “the uncontrolled and non-guaranteed” injection of the dollar currency into the global economy.

“It is against common logic to financially support the country that is using these same resources against our interests,” he said, adding the international coalition should ascertain the gradual exclusion of the US dollar from their foreign currency reserves.

The Russian official said Washington and its allies are waging a “hybrid war” against Moscow, ranging from what he referred to as price dumping on energy markets, along with “currency wars” in the shape of the unrestrained expansion of the US dollar.

Bastrykin also said a number of international institutions and groups — such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Community, the BRICS and the Collective Security Treaty Organization — have already established the basic elements for shaping a future global alliance.

Russia is at odds with the West, particularly the US, over a series of issues, including the crisis in Ukraine, where Western countries accuse Russia of fanning the flames of conflict.

Western countries have imposed a set of punitive sanctions against Russia which has retaliated with its own embargo against those measures. 

Russia also perceives an east-ward expansion by the US-led NATO military alliance as a threat.

Last Wednesday, NATO — which is mostly made up of Western European countries — approved a plan to strengthen military presence in their so-called eastern flank, which means Eastern European countries near Russian borders.