Reuters Evgenia Novozhenina
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the West wants to make Russia a “compliant state” and a suitable field for promoting its own interests, and that these attempts are getting more and more intense.
The Russian Foreign Minister added during the ceremony to place flowers on the memorial plaques of the employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Trade, who died during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), as well as commemorating the victims of the repression of the 1930s and 1940s: “You see how the situation is developing. On the international stage. And any attempts by Russia to be independent on its own, defending its right to an independent foreign policy, and international law, is facing increasingly fierce resistance from our Western colleagues who want to make us, and want to force us to agree to those highly questionable interpretations of values They adopt the universal humanity that is inconsistent with Russian cultural customs and our civilizational traditions. “
Lavrov emphasized that the strength, knowledge and experience of Russian diplomats, relying on the wisdom of their predecessors, should be actively used to further the foreign policy path set by the Russian president.
Since 2002, Russia has decided February 10 as a day of celebration for the diplomatic personnel.