The Western group of countries is trying to maintain its leadership in the international arena. Their methods of maintaining a dominant position betray democratic values. This statement was made today by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov during the panel discussion «Society and world politics», which is held these days in Sochi.
«Russia and the United States have lost mutual trust. The problems caused by unilateral actions of Washington are growing», the minister said.
According to him, the reason for such a near-final break in relations between the states was the statement of the American side on withdrawal from the JCPOA on the Iranian nuclear program, as well as rather aggressive actions near the Korean peninsula, which were regarded by Pyongyang as an attempt to make a preemptive strike against the DPRK.
Lavrov recalled that today’s objective reality is the polycentricity of the world order. At the heart the principle of equal and collective security, truth and justice the order should be. These are the values, that the Russian side defends, the Russian Foreign Minister explained.