Publications in a number of Western media about Kazakhstan, in which the country is called Russia’s “backyard,” are boorish, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview published in the Telegram account of TV journalist Pavel Zarubin on November 12.
“It’s not just about publications, after all. The leaders of the Western world allow themselves quite boorish statements as well,” he said.
Lavrov added that the EU is not even trying to hide its intentions to squeeze Russia out of Central Asia and Transcaucasia. The minister emphasized that the West will not succeed.
The head of the ministry recalled Russia’s historical relations with these regions, and therefore it will not leave them. Lavrov emphasized that this is well known to Russia’s partners and allies.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov in the same publication by Zarubin called nonsense articles in the West regarding Kazakhstan. He noted that this republic is sovereign, and therefore can develop relations in different directions.
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Astana on November 1 on an official visit. On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Kazakhstan.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency