October 07, 2022
KCNA Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN)

Endless Diplomatic Friction

Date: 20/09/2022 | Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN) | Read original version at source

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In the context of aggravating political and military confrontation between Russia and the U.S. and the West over the Ukrainian situation, antagonism and friction in the field of diplomacy also remain unabated.

In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, the U.S. and the West expelled more than 400 Russian diplomats in groups in a bid to tarnish the external image of Russia and isolate it in the international arena. Recently, they are also applying all kinds of sanctions including the seizure of property,  prohibition of entry and  suspension of visa issuance against individual companies and citizens, to say nothing of the senior officials and organizations of government and state-run enterprises.

A few days ago, the U.S. has made a decision on seizing the assets of “Lukoil” company of Russia in its homeland and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland announced that they would impose a complete ban on the entry of Russian people into their countries from September 19.

This kind of unfriendly act of the U.S. and the West is giving rise to the strong reaction of Russia.

With regard to the increasing sanctions against Russian citizens by the Biden administration, the Russian foreign ministry issued a statement on September 5 to clarify its hardline position that it would add 20-odd personages of political, business, academic and cultural circles, including Secretary of Commerce and congressmen to the list of prohibited entrants, and would continue to deal decisive counterblow to the hostile acts of the U.S.

Shortly afterwards, on September 7, the Russian foreign ministry declared that it has added high-level military figures of the EU member states as well as the businessmen involved in arms support to Ukraine to the list of prohibited entrants as a part of countermeasure to the unfriendly acts of the EU which had imposed sanctions to individuals and organizations of Russia.

Now, the foreign media and analysts are predicting that this fierce diplomatic friction will not be settled easily as the U.S. and the West remain unchanged in their strategic goal to isolate and weaken Russia for their hegemony, and there exits deep-rooted mistrust and hostility among these countries for a long period of time.

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