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Antonov says US wants to include anti-Russian language in ‘Democracy Summit’ statement


Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said the United States is pushing participants of the second “Democracy Summit” to include anti-Russian language in the joint final statement. He said so in an interview with Newsweek magazine.

“When you read the plans for the upcoming meetings, the feeling is that this year in Washington they have set themselves the task of forming a human rights coalition directed specifically against Russia,” he says. .

According to the diplomat, the United States is exploiting the idea of ​​developing democracy to lure partners “into anti-Russian traps”. He pointed out that after that, the joint statement will be demonstrated as an international position. In this document, Russia will be condemned for, according to Antonov, “having defended national sovereignty and protected the democratic freedoms of the Russian people in Eastern Europe”.

The ambassador recalled the first summit of this format, held in 2021. In his opinion, even in the West this event was called “the height of hypocrisy”. The list of invited countries included states considered undemocratic, and the attempt by the United States to impose its way of life on others was also dubious, although far from all the problems had been solved in the country itself.

Earlier it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus was a signal to Washington about the Ukraine conflict. The Global Times writes that the reaction of the United States to this news testifies to Washington’s desire “not to irritate Moscow”.

Antonov says US wants to put anti-Russian language in ‘Democracy Summit’ statement

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