Lavrov: Russophobic connotations obvious in work of G7

Lavrov: Russophobic connotations obvious in work of G7

The Russophobic connotations in the work of the G7 are obvious, but Moscow is ready to patiently defend its position, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, commenting on the outcome of the meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Toronto.

"As for the outcome of the meeting of foreign ministers in Toronto, of course, the Russophobic connotations there are obvious. We will patiently defend our position, wait until our partners realize that such policy is a dead end," TASS cited him as saying,

The top diplomat noted that the main issues that are important for the international community are being discussed in other formats. "Political, military and political issues are discussed in the UN Security Council, generally within the UN, and economic issues, of course, cannot be resolved outside the framework of the Group of Twenty," Lavrov recalled.

Russia was the main topic on the agenda of the two-day meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers, which was attended by representatives of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Britain, Japan and the United States, as well as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. According to the statement, the countries could impose new sanctions against the Russian Federation because of the situation in Donbass, and accused Moscow of destabilizing the situation in the world.

The meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 countries was held in Toronto, Canada, on April 22-23.