Diktat & blackmail to reduce confidence in US jurisdiction, Antonov
Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov says that the global confidence in US jurisdiction will decrease as the Americans pursue the path of blackmail and diktat.
The Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said that the US's negative actions pushed for decreased confidence in the American jurisdiction globally.
"Diktat and blackmail on the part of the United States, attempted with a clear intention to decide who and in what manner can interact with each other, only lead to reduced confidence in the US jurisdiction," Antonov stated on Tuesday.
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"At the same time, they accelerate the dangerous fragmentation of the world economy," the Russian diplomat stressed, adding that he is sure that other countries will not accept the US bids to "apply extraterritorial features to its illegitimate measures."
Earlier in August, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Washington of attempting to prolong the conflict in Ukraine and fueling conflicts around the world, most notably with the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.
Relations between Moscow and Washington have been strained since the war in Ukraine began in late February.
The US is sending billions of dollars worth of weapons, not to mention facilitating the way for mercenaries to fight in Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the war on February 24, 2022, the US and the EU have multiplied punitive measures to isolate Russia by targeting its banking system and freezing the assets of its leaders and its industries.
Simultaneously, Putin has sought to strengthen ties with African and Asian countries, most notably China.
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