Russian Foreign Minister hits out at West’s ‘empire of lies’ | EUROtoday

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Sergey Lavrov mentioned energy was slipping by means of the arms of the previous order, dominated by Washington, which has lengthy rejected the precept of equality.

Americans and Europeans “make all sorts of promises…and then just don’t fulfil them”, he instructed delegates.

Quoting President Vladimir Putin, he mentioned the West was “truly an empire of lies” which even throughout the battle in opposition to Nazism in World War Two, had plotted an offensive in opposition to their Soviet allies.

Soviet after which Russian leaders “were given concrete political assurances regarding the non-expansion of the NATO military alliance to the east”, which turned out to be pure deception.

Washington and Brussels have ceaselessly sought to develop their pursuits and alliances to subordinate the Global South and East, rejecting Russia’s want for mutual safety ensures, he said.

West’s ‘hybrid war against our country’

Turning to Ukraine, he mentioned the West had “continued its ongoing militarisation of the Russophobic Kyiv regime”, dropped at energy by way of a “bloody coup” in 2014 and took that chance to “wage a hybrid war against our country.”

The purpose since then, has been the strategic defeat of Russia he argued, with the US-led offensive now stretching into outer house and disinformation on-line.

Mr. Lavrov mentioned it was “obvious” that its creation of subordinate alliances was “targeted against Russia and China” in a bid to sabotage extra “inclusive” regional boards.

He mentioned even in phrases of tradition, the anti-colonial “global majority” has had sufficient of the Western “yoke” and assaults on their religions, conventional values and sovereignty.

He noticed Russia and China as defenders of a brand new multipolar structure – the ascendent world order – and now the West is doing all it may well to dam it.

‘Coercive measures’

The Russian Foreign Minister decried US-led use of unilateral sanctions and “coercive measures”, defending Cuba, Venezuela, Syria and others, whereas Washington continues its effort to “Ukrainize” the worldwide agenda.

He mentioned it was time for full reform of “global governance architecture” together with UN-led worldwide monetary mechanisms and the United Nations’ key our bodies – along with what he mentioned was a Secretariat biased in favour of capitals in NATO and the European Union.

Mr. Lavrov spoke up for Security Council enlargement to incorporate Asia, Africa and Latin America.

He mentioned reform wanted to be primarily based on a brand new, balanced consensus, giving the instance of the BRICS bloc of financial powers – set to develop past Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.

Avoid ‘large scale war’

Mr. Lavrov closed his case with an enchantment for compromise, saying “humanity is at a crossroads…It is in our shared interest to prevent a downward spiral into large scale war.”

He invoked the Secretary-General’s name for world leaders to satisfy and negotiate within the spirit of compromise at this 12 months’s UN General Assembly, “when designing our common future for our common good.”

“This is an excellent response to those who divide our world up into democracies and autocracies and dictate their neocolonial rules to others”, he concluded.

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