“In the context of the Ukrainian crisis, most developing countries do not agree with the Western alliance and do not support sanctions against Russia,” he said on the LCI TV channel.
The diplomat stressed that Washington is losing its influence in the Asia-Pacific region.
According to him, the region intends to develop national economies, improve the life of the population, and they also strive for peace and tranquility. Liu Shaye believes that the US wants to bring discord into the regional situation.
“This is not in the interests of the countries of the region, but the United States is interested in maintaining its hegemony,” he concluded.
Earlier in the day, Bloomberg reported that about half of the G20 countries do not support the US desire to isolate Russia from the international community.
It is noted that high-ranking officials from the G20 countries are faced with the reluctance of some states that are members of the group to impose anti-Russian sanctions.
Prior to that, on July 21, the American edition of Newsweek reported that fatigue and fear are growing in Western countries and the United States amid the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions.
By imposing sanctions against Moscow, NATO politicians expected that this would cancel out all the achievements in the Russian economy over the past 15 years. At the same time, the sanctions did not lead to an immediate economic collapse, as some experts initially predicted.
On July 21, the European Union introduced another package of anti-Russian sanctions. The ban applies to gold if it comes from Russia and is exported from the Russian Federation. It also became known that the EU included 57 individuals and structures from Russia in the sanctions lists.
On the same day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov pointed out that the European Union maniacally continues to adopt new anti-Russian sanctions, despite their harm to the population of Europe.
Western countries have stepped up sanctions pressure on Moscow in response to a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass, which began on February 24. The special operation began against the background of the aggravated situation in the region in mid-February. Then the authorities of the DPR and LPR reported on the increased shelling by the Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of the civilian population in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding decrees.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.