Putin slams AUKUS, US moves in Asia

Updated August 16 2022 - 10:33am, first published 10:29am
President Vladimir Putin claims the US has a conscious strategy "to sow chaos" in Asia. (EPA PHOTO)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of whipping up tensions in Asia, describing a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a "thoroughly planned provocation".