Addressing the Russian Federation Council (Senate of Parliament), the foreign minister noted that Moscow is always ready to develop interstate talks with all countries on the solid basis of international law.
“Firstly, the principles of the United Nations Charter. At the same time, we radically reject any attempt to talk to us in a mentoring manner, in a derogatory tone; and even more, to blackmail us and interfere in our internal affairs,” he noted.
The head of Russian diplomacy stated that in such situations, “the response is always tough and decisive,” TASS news agency reported.
Lavrov said that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, will continue seeking legally and long-term binding security guarantees on the country’s western borders.