The reason for tensions in relations between Western countries and Russia lies in the desire of the West to maintain its own global leadership at any cost, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
“The main reason is the desire of a number of Western states to maintain at any cost leading positions in the international arena, to continue to impose their will and values on everyone and everywhere, to solve their narrow-selfish problems at the expense of other members of the world community,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais “.
“In the independent foreign policy of Russia, our independent position on the key problems of our time, they see a threat to American, in general, to Western global domination. In this regard, unilateral economic sanctions are vigorously used against us, other instruments of restraint, ranging from increasing military activity near our borders to an unprecedented anti-Russian information campaign, ”the minister added.
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