Sergey Labrutto: Vitaliy Belousov / RIA Novosti
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov commented on the statement of U.S. President Donald trump that the Russian side should “get out” from Venezuela. Review diplomat for the TV program “Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin” was published on the website of the foreign Ministry.
Lavrov said that US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called him “with the same, more polite call.” “We explained what they are doing in Venezuela, our military”, — said Lavrov.
According to him, the Russian military on an absolutely legitimate basis ensure maintenance of equipment, which Moscow has put Venezuela on the agreement, ratified by the Parliament, the Latin American countries.
To the question whether it is acceptable, in his opinion, in the diplomatic practice turns of phrase such as “get”, Lavrov replied that he did not discuss manners. “Now these new approaches, especially in American politics, steps and statements”, — said the Minister.
Commenting on the statements Pompeo on the need for a joint NATO action against Moscow over Ukraine, Lavrov said that the foreign Minister should seek diplomatic approaches to problems.
In American diplomacy, there is only ultimatums and sanctions. “Other tools have somehow disappeared from the Arsenal of American diplomacy, and it’s sad,” — concluded Lavrov.
March 27, trump demanded that Russia “get out” from Venezuela. Later, the President of the United States said it plans to discuss the situation with the leaders of Russia and China. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the trump is not addressed to the Kremlin with a request for a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin.
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