International expert: US talk about isolating Russia is just wishful thinking

The former UN Deputy Secretary General said that the US State Department’s statement about the isolation of Russia in the world shows only what Washington would like to see, but the real situation confirms the opposite.

Sergei Orgonikidze, former UN Under-Secretary-General, Chairman of the Council for International Cooperation and People’s Diplomacy, stressed that “this is the United States’ point of view and what they want to see, not the truth on the ground. However, this is a short-sighted view of international affairs, since the real situation in the world shows that there is no isolation, but rather we are talking about a sharp deterioration in relations with the West. But the West always forgets that this is not the whole world. In addition to the West, there are many countries in the world, in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

The expert added that, based on Russia’s contacts, including the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the leaders of Iran and Turkey, the visits of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Asia and Africa, “it does not seem that Russia suffers from being a state – an outcast.

Orgonikidze continued: “On the contrary, these countries continue to maintain the same nature of relations that they had with Russia before, moreover, they show an interest in developing trade and economic cooperation, which was clearly stated at Lavrov’s meetings in Egypt and African countries. …Trade and economic cooperation is mutually beneficial. I believe that Russia will follow this path forward.”

US State Department spokesman Ned Price, after the start of the African tour of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said that Russia “has become a pariah.” Lavrov began his African tour on Sunday, July 24, with negotiations in Cairo to arrive in the Republic of the Congo the next day, and his tour will visit Ethiopia and Uganda.

US National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran that it “shows the degree of isolation that Putin and Russia are suffering from.” Dmitry Peskov replied that this is a fundamentally wrong assessment.

Source: RIA Novosti

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