Russia: U.S. and allies added ‘ideological component’ to confrontation with Moscow

Russia is being subjected to systemic pressure by the U.S. and its allies, who have incorporated a strong ideological component into their confrontational posture with Moscow, — says the Russian Foreign Ministry.

According to the ministry’s press release, U.S.-Russia relations were the subject of a July 21 meeting of its senior officials, chaired by Russia’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov.

“Washington provoked an unprecedented escalation of tensions between our countries in recent years, leading bilateral relations to the brink of a dangerous conflict. Russia is being subjected to systemic pressure, exerted by the U.S. and its allies, who have added a strong ideological component to their confrontation with Moscow,” — states the press release. 

At the same time it was noted at the meeting that the Biden-Putin Geneva Summit opened up opportunities for “restoring a constructive dialogue in certain areas of coinciding interests, including strategic stability, cybersecurity, climate change, the Arctic, and joint efforts in resolving regional conflicts.”

In conclusion, Russian foreign policy officials stress that U.S.-Russia cooperation can succeed “only if the principles of mutual respect, equality and non-interference in internal affairs are observed.”

Source: Russian Foreign Ministry