“At that time, they were talking about a new cold war that would begin soon, before the start of the war in Georgia, so the speech was actually made in an intermediate phase,” Kneisl quoted RIA Novosti as saying.

According to her, "Some things may be better judged 15 years later."

“I came to the conclusion that President Putin was then very right in his words and in his warnings,” said the former head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry.

She stressed that "everything has gotten worse and more complicated since then."

Earlier, the press secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, said that in 2022, Vladimir Putin has no plans to participate in the Munich Security Conference in any format.

In February 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at a security conference in Munich.

In his speech, he spoke about the unipolarity of world politics, as well as about the place and role of Russia in the modern world.