WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov says it is now obvious that plans of the Western countries to defeat Russia fell through.
“The entire Western world has turned against us. However, it is already clear today that plans to inflict a strategic defeat on our country have been thwarted,” Antonov said on Friday, at an embassy meeting on the occasion of Diplomatic Worker’s Day.
He pointed out that, over the past year, Russia has rebuilt its economy, strengthened its military power and stepped up cooperation with most countries.
“Yes, it’s hard for us. Yes, we live under economic sanctions. They even want to erase the name of our Motherland from the political map of the world,” Antonov said.
“Day by day, Russian diplomats feel the desire of the enemies to undermine our centuries-old friendship with the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States [CIS], as well as Asia, Africa, Latin America.”
The ambassador emphasized that Russia is determined to work toward the creation of a democratic world order based on equality and respect for international law, where conditions will exist for the fair development of all countries and where national interests will be respected.
Antonov said the Russian embassy in the US is part of Russian society and that each diplomatic worker strives to accomplish the maximum possible to strengthen the authority and prestige of Russia.
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Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.