The current behavior of the Western nations amounts to “total war on the Russian world,” according to the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, on today’s meeting with the heads of the country’s regions. The Minister added that Russian society and major political forces support the government’s decision to face this challenge.
Western nations “are doubling, tripling, and quadrupling their efforts to deter our nation. They use a wide array of tools, from unilateral economic sanctions to totally deceitful propaganda in the global media,” Lavrov said, noting that “low-level Russophobia” promoted by a number of governments has risen to unprecedented levels.
The Minister noted that the West has declared total war against Russia and the entire Russian world, and nobody even hides this fact nowadays.
“The ‘cancel culture’ targeting everything connected to our nation has become absurd,” Lavrov said with indignation.
However, Russia responded to the pressure with a uniting of “all healthy patriotic forces” and a surge of public support for Russia’s foreign policy, the Minister stressed.
Lavrov also noted that the crisis has exposed the true nature of the promises given to Russia 30 years ago, after the collapse of the USSR. No one should have illusions about the attitude of the US and its allies towards Russia, he added.
“We now see the value of all the talk about universal values and the need to turn Europe into a common home from the Atlantic to the Pacific,” Lavrov concluded.