Western states were unable to find traitors among Russian diplomats, although such attempts were made, both inside Russia and abroad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
“They were unable to find traitors among diplomats, although such attempts were made; they were made from abroad, and within our country as well,” the Minister said.
Lavrov underscored that Russian diplomats continue to fulfill their professional duties, faithfully and in full, in accordance with the demands of the time.
He pointed out that Russian Foreign Ministry does everything it can to protect rights and interests of compatriots abroad.
“When the West reacted hysterically to the beginning of the special military operation [in Ukraine], when all flights were simply cancelled, we, acting in an emergency mode, provided all necessary cooperation in repatriation of our citizens who found themselves abroad at the moment,” Lavrov said.
“Our duties on consular service for Russian citizens also remain, they have always been plenty.”.
Russia doesn’t care if G7 recognizes new Ukrainian borders
Russia does not care if G7 states will recognize the changes of the Ukrainian border, Russian Security Council Deputy Head Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday, adding that the only thing that matters is the opinion of the people living on these territories.
“Let’s put it mildly: out country doesn’t care about G7’s non-recognition of the new borders [of Ukraine]; what matters is the true will of the people living there. Do not forget the Kosovo precedent, our Western friends,” Medvedev said in his Telegram channel.
The G7 decisions are an intervention in China’s internal affairs and a continuation of the covert war against Russia, Medvedev said.
“G7 states urge China not to help Russia in circumvention of sanctions, not to justify its actions and not to provide Russian with military aid. This is a continuation of a direct intervention in China’s internal affairs and a hint that they can punish China, should something happen,” the official said.
Ukrainian crisis fraught with global hunger
The situation in Ukraine is fraught with a global hunger crisis, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told a press conference on Saturday following a three-day meeting of G7 foreign ministers in the Wangels municipality in the north of Germany.
“Due to Russia’s actions supplies are halted, prices are rising – not only in our countries, but across the world,” she said, adding that the situation is fraught with a severe hunger crisis.
Russia “has decided to move the war in Ukraine to other states in the form of a ‘grain war’,” Germany’s top diplomat added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier western sanctions against Moscow hurt the economies of those countries that introduce them, and provoke a global crisis, adding that “the continued sanctions frenzy” will inevitably lead to the most complex consequences for the European Union, for its citizens, as well as for the poorest countries that have already encountered the risks of hunger.
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