Russia wants to end the “monopoly” of the West in a new concept of foreign policy

Russia wants to end the “monopoly” of the West in a new concept of foreign policy

Russia wants to end the

Illustration photo – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Moscow – As part of the new concept of its foreign policy, Russia will strive to end the “monopoly” of the West on the international stage. According to the TASS agency, the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, said this in a speech before the deputies of the State Duma, the lower house of the parliament.

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“Our updated concept of foreign policy will already speak of the need to end the West's monopoly on shaping the framework of international life,” Lavrov said. “The US and its allies are obsessed with a maniacal desire to revive the neo-colonial, unipolar world order,” Lavrov repeated earlier claims by Russian officials that the West suppresses Russia's sovereignty and prevents the emergence of new world centers in the world.

In his speech he also again accused the West of using Ukraine as a “Russophobic military bridgehead”. According to him, Western politics has reached a point from which there is “no return”. Again, he also mentioned the violation of the alleged commitments of Western countries that the North Atlantic Alliance would not expand eastward.

Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine almost a year ago, which unleashed the bloodiest conflict in Europe since World War II. Moscow calls the war in Ukraine a special operation, the goal of which, according to it, is the demilitarization and “denazification” of the neighboring country and ensuring Russia's security against NATO's alleged expansionism. In response to the Russian invasion, Kyiv submitted an application to NATO and the European Union.