MINSK, 1 July (BelTA) – The West is going to extraordinary lengths to retain its domination, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said as he met with Belarusian students, BelTA has learned.
According to the minister, all attempts by the West to confront Russia are not at all caused by concern about what is happening in Ukraine. “Their plans suggest that they are fully aware that their more than 500-year era of dominance has not just come to an end, but is falling into oblivion and the world is becoming multi-polar,” Sergey Lavrov stressed.
He drew attention to the fact that new centers of power are beginning to assert themselves and take a leading position in the economy. The West, by all means, wants to prevent this, to maintain domination at any cost, the diplomat said. “You see that they are pulling all the stops to do this,” the Russian foreign minister said.
Sergey Lavrov also noted that the promises that the West and NATO once made to the Soviet Union and then to the Russian leadership turned out to be lies in reality.