14. August 2022

“Not Us Who Abandoned Contact, It Was The United States”: Russia At G20

'Not Us Who Abandoned Contact, It Was The United States': Russia At G20

The United States has sought to isolate Russia on the world stage. (File)


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned Friday he wouldn’t chase after the United States for talks as his counterpart Antony Blinken declined to see him at a G20 assembly in Indonesia.

“It was not us who abandoned contact; it was the United States,” Lavrov instructed reporters on the island of Bali. “We are not running after anybody suggesting meetings.”

The United States has sought to isolate Russia on the world stage and aides to Blinken mentioned they noticed no level in chatting with Lavrov as long as Moscow pursues its battle in Ukraine.

Lavrov, whereas saluting host Indonesia, denounced the method of Western nations on the Group of 20, which was arrange as a membership of the world’s main economies.

“Our Western partners are trying to avoid talking about global economic issues,” he mentioned.

“From the moment they speak, they launch into fevered criticism of Russia over the situation in Ukraine, calling us aggressors and occupiers,” he mentioned. “Everyone is telling us to put an end to the operation and reach a peaceful solution.”

He added, “Despite the behaviour of our Western colleagues, this is a useful discussion.”

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