India is the only country that has been given the special status of a ‘privileged strategic partnership’ !

Russia’s Foreign Minister praises India !

(Left side) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

New Delhi – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow wants both India and China to be friends. Speaking of Russia’s relationship with India he said Russia has given India a special status of a ‘privileged strategic partnership’. This reflects the special character of the relationship. He was speaking with the press when he came for the G20 Foreign Minister conference.

India, China, and Russia do not conspire against any country !

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia has excellent relations with both the countries, adding that his predecessor was instrumental in creating the Russia-India-China (RIC), followed by BRICS. “We are interested in these two great nations (India and China) being friends,” he said.

Lavrov said Russia’s presence might be better for India and China, who might not want a one-to-one discussion, and that Russia was always in favour of bringing people together. He also said that while RIC might not be as popular as BRICS, it continues to function. But some other countries under their Indo-Pacific policy ‘ QUAD’ ( India, US, Japan, and Australia) are using it for military purposes instead of economic progress. The US propaganda is aimed at destroying the Asian Assembly Convention. This means that it will be held without the participation of Russia and China.

Why do you not question Zelenskyy ?

Lavrov sought to know why everyone was questioning the lack of Russia’s initiative to negotiate but not Ukraine’s. “Everyone is asking when will Russia be ready to negotiate. Nobody asks (Ukraine President Volodymyr) Zelenskyy when he’s going to negotiate. Last year, Zelenskyy signed a document making it a criminal offence to negotiate with Russia as long as (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is present.