Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov stated Friday he wouldn’t chase after the USA for talks as his counterpart Antony Blinken declined to see him at a G20 assembly in Indonesia.
“It was not us who deserted contact; it was the USA,” Lavrov instructed reporters on the island of Bali. “We’re not working after anyone suggesting conferences.”
The US has sought to isolate Russia on the world stage and aides to Blinken stated they noticed no level in chatting with Lavrov as long as Moscow pursues its warfare 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 companions are attempting to keep away from speaking about world financial points,” he stated.
“From the second they converse, they launch into fevered criticism of Russia over the state of affairs in Ukraine, calling us aggressors and occupiers,” he stated. “Everyone seems to be telling us to place an finish to the operation and attain a peaceable answer.”
He added, “Regardless of the behaviour of our Western colleagues, this can be a helpful dialogue.”
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