Russia raised conditions to restore trust with the US

Russia raised conditions to restore trust with the US 0

(Dan Tri) – The Russian Ambassador to the US said that the West should give up the illusion of the possibility of causing strategic defeat to Russia if it wants to regain Moscow’s trust.

Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov (Photo: Tass).

`Everything that is happening now is the choice of the West, the West has disregarded the basic principles of diplomacy, the principle of indivisible security and abused Russia’s trust for many years,`

`To restore that, our former partners should abandon the illusion of their ability to inflict strategic defeat on us and learn to respect the fundamental interests of other countries,` Mr. Antonov

He added that Russia will not accept attempts to interfere in the country’s internal affairs or the US’s desire to impose Washington’s values and development model.

The Russian Ambassador’s statement was made in response to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s comment that Moscow should change its behavior to have a chance to improve relations with the US.

`The US does not need to give us advice,` Mr. Antonov said, adding that US officials had proposed similar ideas even before Russia began its special military campaign in Ukraine.

According to him, America is unwilling to recognize that Russia `will not give up defending its vital interests and sovereign foreign policy.`

Mr. Antonov said the US government should `stop lying to itself and others`.

`Let me reiterate that we are not the country that moved the war machine to NATO’s borders and initiated countless sanctions, betting on Russia’s collapse. We are not the country that started the expulsions

Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready to restore `official relations` with the US if Washington begins to respect other countries and seek compromise instead of `solving their problems with

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the US of wanting to cause a strategic defeat with Russia and this has strained relations between the two countries to the point of rift.

He emphasized that peaceful coexistence between Russia and the US can only be achieved if Washington recognizes Moscow’s `fundamental national interests`, but the US ruling elite still seems to `deny reality`.

Mr. Lavrov stated that it does not matter to Moscow who wins the 2024 US presidential election because Washington `sees Russia as an opponent and an existential threat`, regardless of party.

According to Castellum.AI, since Russia annexed Crimea, the US has been the main enforcer of sanctions against Moscow, imposing more than 4,500 restrictions.

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