Lavrov explained the significance of the statements of Putin and trump

Joint statement of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump on the occasion of the 75th anniversary meeting on the Elbe is a signal that the country can unite for common goals, said the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov.

“I Hope the crisis (caused by COVID-19) will encourage all players in world politics, primarily, the leading States, to set aside short-term differences and to engage in collaborative work, professional work, in the name of securing a peaceful, prosperous future for all peoples”, – quotes RIA Novosti Lavrov.

According to him, the joint statement of the presidents is encouraging. It stresses that “while the Soviet Union and the United States were able to rise above these differences, of contradictions and to unite efforts for the sake of the battle, a decisive battle with the common enemy,” said Lavrov.

He also noted that the challenge now for Russia and the United States is exactly the same way.

However, Lavrov added that the coronavirus cannot be used to solve their own problems or for attacks on other States.

“of Course we would not want to see attempts – unfortunately, they continue to use the current crisis to advance selfish short-term interests, for the so-called showdown, settling of accounts with undesirable governments, or from geopolitical rivals. But, again, such attempts we observed,” said the Minister.

Lavrov pointed out that the countries “which have positioned themselves as advocates of human rights, the main guardians of democracy” continue to be “illegitimate tools of the so-called sanctions adopted in circumvention of the UN security Council”. Also, according to the diplomat, these countries are trying to politicize the humanitarian assistance in the context of the pandemic.

The diplomat stressed that Russia rejects such methods because they are invalid in a period of universal trouble.

In addition, Lavrov said that attempts to shift the blame for the pandemic on the who coronavirus is absolutely unacceptable.

“the Organization at all stages of the crisis, in our assessment, according to the overwhelming majority of States acted professionally, in a timely manner by taking proactive steps. Disseminated information and recommendations to all the States,” he said.

We will remind, earlier Putin and trump issued a joint statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary meeting on the Elbe. The leaders noted that the “spirit of the Elbe” is an example of how Russia and the United States can put aside conflict, to build trust and cooperate for a common purpose.

On the eve of the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan stated that the United States stands ready to help Russia in the fight against coronavirus. He noted that the American leader appreciates the fact, as earlier Russia had helped the United States in the fight against this disease.