The vocabulary of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is increasingly shifting towards the “deep people”, on whose support, according to the doctrine of Vyacheslav Surkov, the Kremlin is counting.
US policy towards Russia is “stupid,” the Russian Foreign Minister said Thursday, commenting on news of Washington’s sanctions plans.
According to Bloomberg, the Joe Biden administration has prepared a package of personal sanctions against the inner circle of President Vladimir Putin, and also intends to expel Russian diplomats performing undercover espionage functions.
The US line is “a dead end, maybe even stupid” because “it does not bring any result in terms of the goals that were announced when the sanctions were introduced,” Lavrov said at a press conference in Nur-Sultan.
“We will respond to any unfriendly steps, it goes without saying,” the minister emphasized, adding that such a line of Washington provokes criticism within the United States itself.
According to Lavrov, the State Department “somehow very quickly” completed an investigation into Russia’s hostile actions, including interference in the elections, the Solarwinds cyberattack, the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and the financing of the assassinations of the American military in Afghanistan.
“Usually we are accused of such a number of sins that you can’t manage it in a couple of weeks or even a couple of months, but we decided. They will probably punish us, ”Lavrov suggested.
“These actions convince us of only one thing: that we have to rely on ourselves, because neither the United States nor its allies are unreliable partners, and in key areas for the life of the state, we cannot rely on their mood and on which foot they are get up in the morning, “the minister concluded (quotes from Interfax).
The new round of anti-Western rhetoric of the Foreign Ministry caused a high appraisal from the Kremlin. “The minister, as always, marks in his wording,” Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov praised Lavrov at a briefing.
“The unpredictability, aggressiveness, harshness and unfriendliness of US policy towards our country makes it possible to use virtually any vocabulary to describe this policy. There is nothing more to add, ”Peskov said.