Russia: Russia wants India and China to be friends | News from India

NEW DELHI: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday said he wanted India and China to become friends as he again attacked the West accusing them of preventing a joint statement by G20 foreign ministers by raising the issue of Ukraine at the G20 meeting .
Lavrov said Russia has a special privileged partnership with both India and China. “We are interested in seeing these two great nations become friends,” Lavrov said, answering a question on the Raisina Dialogue.
Lavrov also said Russia’s energy policy would revolve around “credible partners” such as India and China. “The war that has been launched against us, using the great Ukrainian people, will affect Russia’s policy, including our energy policy. Russia’s energy policy will be oriented towards reliable (and) credible partners like India and China,” he added.
Participate here in the Raisina Dialogue, a combative Lavrov he also wondered why everyone was asking Russia if it was ready to negotiate to end the war when the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky he had signed a decree making negotiations with Moscow under President Vladimir Putin a “criminal offence”.
Lavrov said countries in Europe were not being influenced by what Russia was doing in Ukraine, but by the West’s reaction to Moscow’s actions in the region after widespread warnings. The global suffering is linked to the sanctions, the policy of blackmail and the dictates that the West is promoting. Lavrov said US President Joe Biden and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg have publicly stated that Russia must be defeated on the battlefield.


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