Lavrov: the state Department acknowledged that the U.S. provided to discourage cooperation with Russia


LJUBLJANA, 21 February. /TASS/. The US state Department acknowledged that the American ambassadors in all countries of the world have instructions to discourage cooperation with Russia. This was stated on Wednesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov following talks with Minister of foreign Affairs of Slovenia Karl Erjavec.

“Just yesterday, state Department spokesman publicly said proudly that all American ambassadors in all countries of the world have strict instructions: daily walk and demand that the States concerned did not cooperate with Russia, – noticed Lavrov. Because the US imposed sanctions against Russia. I think it is enough just to hear that fact, to understand the principles on which the Americans build their relationships with foreign States.”

Regarding the relations with Slovenia, the Russian foreign Minister noted that Ljubljana “wants to conduct foreign policy in such a manner and to cooperate with those States that made it possible to bring economic and investment benefits.” “The Slovenians want to preserve their cultural and spiritual identity. I do not see any afront from someone else, he said. – We fully respect such a multi-pronged approach”.

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