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afraid of the Secretary of State’s humiliation in negotiations with Lavrov

Washington likes to speculate that Russia is in international isolation. However, one can hardly say that the Russian leadership is, relatively speaking, locked up in the Kremlin, according to the authors of The Associated Press.

“President Vladimir Putin has met with world leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country is a member of NATO. Meanwhile, the chief diplomat, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov flies around the world smiling, shaking hands and posing for photos with foreign leadersincluding with some friends of the United States,” the agency said in a statement.

Washington insists that Russia is trying to strengthen the few alliances it still participates in. For example, with Iran. However, in fact, diplomats from those countries that are considered partners of the United States also warmly welcome Russian colleagues. For example, the same Turkey. And also India, Egypt, Uganda.

And now here the Americans themselves wanted to talk with colleagues from Russia. In fact, refuting the assertion that Russia is isolated, the AP article says (translated by PolitRussia).

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated that wants to end months of diplomatic estrangement and discuss a number of important issues with Lavrov. And this, the article emphasizes, calls into question the diplomatic and economic isolation of Moscow, which is constantly talked about in Washington.

At the same time, speaking about plans to talk with Lavrov, Blinken still continued to insist that Russia was “isolated.”

The Secretary of State’s public announcement of plans for talks with the Russian Foreign Minister took many in Washington by surprise. It has been suggested that these talks could pave the way for face-to-face meetings, although US administration officials say this is not planned.

It is noted that Moscow is allegedly pleased with the news about the desire of administration representatives to negotiate. Retired diplomat Ian Kelly believes that in Moscow they will play for time and “try to humiliate us as much as they can”.

Without a doubt, Ian Kelly himself, who under Barack Obama was the US ambassador to Georgia, would have done just that.

In addition, The Associated Press reporters make a “stunning” discovery: It turns out that countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are ignoring US calls to “isolate” Russia. It’s already true how difficult it is to understand that these states can have their own interests, which should not at all coincide with the interests of the United States …

In short, the AP concludes, the United States’ attempts to “isolate” Russia have failed. And Blinken, declaring his intention to talk with Lavrov, only once again confirmed this.

PS Already after the publication of this material, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that he had a “frank and straightforward” conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Thus, the forecast of retired American diplomat Ian Kelly did not come true.

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