The internal policy of the United States has escalated to the limit, there are “cowboy showdowns” in it. This was stated by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the rhetoric of American political circles towards Russia, on the air of the RBK channel on Friday, February 19.
“Cowboy Showdown”, who is cooler, is also present there. But this is a normal manifestation of American politics, especially now. It escalated to the limit in its contradictions between the liberals, who thought that this was already an unstoppable tendency, ”the minister said.
According to him, in American political circles “suddenly came [экс-президент США] Donald Trump “, who” did not strongly favor liberal principles and approaches, tried to think more about the fundamental interests of those who founded America, came there (it has always been a country of emigrants) and adopted its laws. “
“This is what the dispute is about: is loyalty to the state that has accepted you, or do you want to erode its principles?” – said Lavrov.
He noted that at the stage of the pre-election race, the Democrats “said something like that.” The current American leader Joe Biden “and his people did not just claim” that Trump was “soft” and sometimes accused him of “working for Russian intelligence.”
According to Lavrov, Trump said that he was the toughest towards Russia.
“He said that he liked Vladimir Putin, but introduced more sanctions than all of his predecessors put together,” concluded the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Earlier Friday, Biden, speaking via video link at the Munich Security Conference, accused Russia of attacks on the West, as well as seeking to weaken NATO and the “European project.” He stressed that the United States will remain fully committed to NATO and the fifth article of the Washington Treaty, which defines the principle of collective defense of the alliance.
Earlier, on February 12, Lavrov said in an interview on the YouTube channel “Solovyov Live” that Moscow and Washington, under the current American president, are unlikely to find agreement on most of the current problems, but it is necessary to continue the dialogue.
The day before, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said at a press conference at the Rossiya Segodnya news agency that the United States is not stopping its cynical attempts to interfere in Moscow’s domestic affairs. He added that Moscow has no illusions about its future relationship with Washington under Biden’s presidency.