Attempts by the United States to pressure Russia through economic sanctions are futile. This statement was made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, RIA Novosti reports.
“The futility of attempts of sanctions and any other pressure on our country, which only undermines the prospects of bilateral cooperation in order to solve the world’s key problems and undermines global security, has been noted,” the agency quoted him as saying. statement from the diplomatic department.
At the same time, Lavrov stressed that the Russian side is ready for dialogue with the United States in various spheres, but only on the basis of respect for each other’s interests.
Diplomats discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula, in Afghanistan, in the Middle East and North Africa region. Another topic raised in the discussion was the conflict in Ukraine: Lavrov expressed hope that the new Ukrainian authorities will return to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The meeting lasted about 50 minutes, and both representatives did not communicate with journalists. The reason for this statement was that 10 members of the Russian delegation were not issued U.S. visas.
Earlier, Lavrov “thanked” the United States for being granted a visa to attend the session of the UN General Assembly. He called the “real disgrace” of the action of the Power, “which is trying to portray itself as the truth of last resort”