27 august / 2018

It feels like local politicians have an unhealthy craving for demolishing the fundamental basis of bilateral relations

Washington issued another set of illegitimate one-sided sanctions against Russia. It feels like local politicians have an unhealthy craving for demolishing the fundamental basis of bilateral relations, on which rests the global security. Decisions are made with zero attempts to look into things, while ignoring our calls for dialogue, in absence of any real proof of “Russia’s guilt”. The U.S. mainstream media spreads absurd accusations against our country.
Political elites seem to ignore the fact that every new “seizure” of American sanctions “fever” brings the U.S. close to the point of no return in resolving pressing international issues - joint fight against terrorism and danger of WMD falling into the hands of non-governmental entities.
It is clear that the worst Cold War scenarios, the ones the world should have forsaken 30 years ago, are now taking shape. Instead, it turns out that no one is safe from brute pressure of Washington. Not everyone can withstand it.
But Russia can.
We do not accept Washington’s hostile sanctions. They will have no effect on our determination to follow our own course in international relations.
The U.S. public has to know that sanctions against Russia are futile. They meet the interests of neither Russian, nor American people.