Lavrov: hard-hitting questions provoke Russophobia

Lavrov: hard-hitting questions provoke Russophobia

The foreign minister went on to say that Russia raised several "hard-hitting questions" before the Western partners, but did not receive any answers, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.

"They have no answers to these questions, there is only blatant russophobia, which they substitute for the necessity to negotiate key problems in the global economy and finance", he added.

The minister also noted that representatives from developing countries have not supported West's accusations and negative attitude toward Russia during the event.

"Despite the behavior of our Western colleagues, who, by the way, have almost not been supported in their fuse by participants from developing countries, a useful discussion, which has allowed us to ask very hard-hitting questions to our Western colleagues, has taken place", Lavrov said.