Russia on Wednesday said the West was spreading lies about the causes of the global food crisis which Moscow said was being stoked by the sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and European Union due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Russia demanded on Wednesday that the United States explain to the world why it had supported what Moscow cast as a military biological programme in Ukraine involving deadly pathogens including plague and anthrax.
Russian Foreign Ministry condemned "unilateral and illegitimate” sanctions imposed by Britain and the United States on several Russian officials and entities for what they claim was poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last year.
Russia, Iran and Turkey are working on the agenda for the next international high-level meeting on Syria in the Astana format, which was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing.
Russian Foreign Ministry welcomed the progress made in using the INSTEX financial mechanism, saying the need for such a tool is felt more than ever before as Iran is battling the novel coronavirus outbreak.