Lavrov compared the approaches of Russia and the West to the formation of foreign policy

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow pursues a balanced policy based on national interests, unlike the Collective West, which is guided by electoral cycles.

“Our line in the international arena is non-conjectural, long-term, strategic in nature. <…> This line is dictated by the fundamental national interests of our state, of all the peoples of the Russian Federation, and not by electoral cycles, as in many so-called democratic countries,” Sergey Lavrov said at a solemn meeting on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Diplomatic Academy.

The Russian Foreign Minister drew attention to the fact that on 13 March the balanced and long-term nature of the Russian political line was confirmed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with journalist Dmitry Kiselyov.

The foreign minister noted that unlike his Western colleagues, the policy of the Russian president enjoys the greatest support of Russian citizens. The diplomat believes that the upcoming presidential election will only confirm this.

Earlier, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia had not received any substantial proposals on the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis after the meeting with Ukraine in Istanbul in 2022.