West using multiple tools to damage Russia, says Russian Foreign Minister

West using multiple tools to damage Russia, says Russian Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that hostilities use many tools at their disposal to damage and contain Russia.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that the Western nations' behavior amounts to total war in the Russian world.

He said that Russian society and major political forces support the decision to face this challenge.

Western nations are doubling, tripling, and quadrupling their efforts to deter our nation. They use a wide range of tools, from unilateral economic sanctions to totally deceitful propaganda in the global media, Lavrov said. Low-level russophobia, promoted by a number of governments, has risen to unprecedented levels. The West has declared war against us, against the whole Russian world. Lavrov stated that nobody hides this fact now.

Russia responded to pressure with a unity of all healthy patriotic forces and a surge of public support for Russia's foreign policy, according to the foreign minister.

Lavrov said that the crisis exposed the true nature of promises given to Russia 30 years ago after the collapse of the USSR. We now see the value of all the talk about universal values and the need to turn Europe into a common home from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He said that no one should have illusions about the attitude of the US and its allies towards Russia.

The foreign ministry council, which includes all Russian regional heads, has a senior diplomat speaking at a meeting. The advisory body is there to discuss how the diplomatic corps can help various parts of the country. Lavrov chairs the council as a foreign minister.