Zakharova accuses US ambassador to the UN of dishonoring her nation

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova felt that Washington’s UN ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield had greatly offended her country by sending a “stupid” invitation to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

It comes after Thomas Greenfield urged Lavrov during a UN Security Council meeting on Monday to “look into the eyes” of the sister of Paul Whelan, an American convicted in Russia on espionage charges, who was brought into a room.

Zakharova said in a TV interview, “The US representative did everything in her power to shame her country with such a crazy, stupid and irresponsible statement,” expressing her surprise at the event being held during a Security Council meeting. on issues of pluralism.

Zakharova noted that there are many people in the world who want to “look into the eyes of American representatives”, among them residents of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Crimea, Syria and “countries and peoples affected by NATO systems.”

Source: “TASS”

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