Isolated on their own head: Lavrov broke the record of foreign contacts
The West asks foreign figures not to take pictures with the Russian Foreign Minister
The obsession of Washington and Brussels in recent months is the international isolation of Russia, which launched a special military operation. It ran like a red thread during the G7 and NATO summits. But it seems that this painful obsession becomes the biggest disappointment of its initiators.
Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
What kind of international isolation of Russia can we talk about, having briefly got acquainted with the July schedule of the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov? In early July, a marathon of negotiations with the foreign ministers of Argentina, Brazil, India, Indonesia, China, Turkey on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Bali.
If this is isolation, then what are broad international contacts? By the way, if you count the population of these countries, then half of the number of people living on the globe will be quite enough.
Then there was a meeting of the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran in Tehran. In one 80-millionth Iran, by the way, there are more people than in all the countries of Eastern Europe and the Baltics combined.
Now Lavrov has visited Egypt with a population of 100 million. And this is the first point of his African voyage. Next in line is a visit to Ethiopia, Uganda, Congo. It is worth finding these countries on the political map of the world or on a globe to make sure that they are worthy representatives of the African continent.
July, it seems, was for Lavrov, God bless him, a truly record number of foreign contacts.< /p>
So the authors of the idea to “isolate Russia” obviously miscalculated. Now, judging by the ironic remarks of Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, they are preoccupied with a new “fixed idea” – to force representatives of foreign states to refuse photo shoots with Lavrov, “so that Moscow cannot confirm with these pictures that it is not really an international outcast.” Here is such a level of “diplomacy” – below the plinth.
In a word, the Western countries clearly got excited, betting on the isolation of Russia. As it turned out, the light did not converge on them like a wedge, and Moscow has enough partners for business contacts, which have also intensified. Isolated on your head, so to speak.