Foreign Minister Lavrov: US and Europe are trying to preserve their “elusive hegemony”


The current crisis in the world signals that the US hegemony has come to an end and there is a chance to switch to a fair and democratic multipolar world order, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday at the general debate during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

According to Lavrov, the situation has been sparked by the West’s long-term policy, but this can be changed with the UN’s assistance.

TASS has put together the highlights of Lavrov’s speech at the general debate during the UN General Assembly.

New world order

Situation in the international security area is rapidly deteriorating and instead of a fair dialogue and a search for compromise the West carries out blatant provocations, Lavrov said.

The world is undergoing “an uneasy and dramatic moment” right now, Russia’s top diplomat stressed. “The crisis is growing. The situation in the international security area is rapidly deteriorating. Instead of a fair dialogue and a search for compromise we have to deal with misinformation, blatant staging and provocations.” All these trends are “in a concentrated form” seen in the UN’s work.

In fact, a question on the future of the world order is being decided since the model of servicing the West as “the golden billion” at the expense of the resources in Asia, Africa and Latin America is becoming the thing of the past. The system subordinate to one hegemony can be replaced by a multipolar “democratic and fair world without blackmail and intimidation of those undesirable, without neo-Nazism and neocolonialism.” Russia is calling for this option, the top diplomat emphasized.

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