Lavrov said about the desire of Western elites to punish Russia for independent course
Moscow. May 18. INTERFAX.RU and Political independence of Russia do not like Western elite, which seeks to punish Moscow, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“It seems that certain parts of the political elite in the West do not like the fact that Russia, successfully solves the problems of internal development and effectively defend the sovereignty, carries out an independent foreign policy course,” he said in an interview with the Argentine newspaper “Clarin”.
Hence the desire to punish us, to contain our development, including through unilateral sanctions to establish in the media a negative image of our state.Sergei Europeanists of foreign Affairs of Russia
Lavrov said that at present the Russian Federation with the West complicated relationship. “However, I don’t think it is appropriate to speak of a “second edition” of the cold war, the main feature of which was the rigid military-political confrontation between two ideological systems and socio-economic models of government. Today this struggle of ideologies, when the world was effectively split in half, not talking” — said the Minister.
Lavrov stressed that it took several decades after the fall of the Berlin wall, however, the dividing lines in Europe remain. “After almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, its vestiges, as I said, still in the West. For example, in the form of the Alliance”, — he said.
The Russian foreign Minister also said that Russia’s relations with Latin America remain “self-direction of Russian foreign policy.” “We are working with Hispanics on an open and non-ideological agenda. Our cooperation is not directed against anyone”, — he stressed.