Lavrov said the changed relations between Russia and the United States

Lavrov said the changed relations between Russia and the United States


The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation explained the grievances of Washington against our country

Photo: TASS/Sergei Savostyanov

In relations between Russia and the United States have undergone fundamental changes, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to him, Moscow for a very long time showed the so-called strategic patience against Washington.

“We, honestly, have been for a long time what the Americans call “strategic patience,” since the deterioration of relations unilaterally with the Americans began long before the Ukraine. We talked about this,” said the Minister.

Washington’s expectations are not met

Sergei Lavrov argues that the cause of offense the US lies in the realization of Washington’s loss of its simagustina and expectations that Russia after 1992 will “shrink” to the natural size in order to the United States continued as it was since the XVI–XVII centuries, to establish rules and regulations.

“You see, they were wrong. Maybe their high expectations about what Russia since 1992 and even before, pardon the jargon, they have “in the pocket”, of course, ended with “hangover” not because we wanted them to annoy, but simply because we wanted to make their country independent, worthy of life and who want to be proud of”, — said the head of Russian diplomacy.

According to him, criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin has become in Western countries, a “normal good manners”. While the President himself never spoke disrespectfully of any of their colleagues, no matter what action he may take against the Russian Federation.

Aggressive steps the United States

However, Sergey Lavrov said that the U.S. government take aggressive steps against Russia that affect its national interests and threaten its security.

“It is not just about rhetorical Russophobia and aggressive steps, which really hurt our national interests and threaten our security. This is the approach of NATO military infrastructure to our borders, the deployment of the us heavy weapons, air force of the Alliance, ABOUT, and in its European and Asian segment on the perimeter of our borders and the borders of our allies. Of course, sanctions are a manifestation of unfriendly, I would say, hostile actions”, — explained the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.

The inaction of the West against the terrorists “dzhebhat an-Nusra”

Thus, according to the Minister, informed his American counterpart, Secretary of state John Kerry “swore” in the absence of the US plans to keep or withdraw from the attacks of the terrorist organization “dzhebhat an-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and declared that Washington was fighting against her.

“Leads to the suspicion the fact that they encourage us air force SAR not to fly over Aleppo, because, despite the fact that the main force there is “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, he says, when it is a lot of moderate opposition, who were surrounded and they “have nowhere to lean on”, except for “dzhebhat an-Nusra” — fears Sergei Lavrov.

He also stressed that Moscow already has indicated that “sparing” regime of the USA against terrorists of ISIS (an organization banned in Russia) looked quite sharp on the background of the fact that the American side did not take any action in relation to the “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra.” However, as the Minister indicates, Washington supports the many groups in Syria, which appears as a stabilization of the situation in this country, and against it.

A military solution to the conflict in Syria will be a violation of international law

In addition, Sergei Lavrov said that in the US there are those who support a return to Russian-American agreements on Syria, and those who advocate a military solution to the conflict. However, the Russian Minister indicates that any attack on Syrian army targets would be a gross violation of international law.

“I think that “hot heads” out there still to be relieved and will have to treat this seriously. The good news is that, according to the same leaks, but very reliable information, a number of leading figures in the American administration understands that any attack on ground targets, which are targets of the Syrian army, would be a gross violation of international law”, — said Sergey Lavrov, noting that most of the US military realize that you need to be prudent and not succumb to short-term bursts of aggression.

“This is a very dangerous game, given that Russia, being in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government of this country, and having there two bases — one a military air base in Hamima and e & p, Russian Navy in Tartus, there is air defenses to protect our facilities,” warned Sergei Lavrov.