Footage of mass unrest in the United States cause "shock and surprise", said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova. According to her, what is happening in the country is a "national tragedy".

Zakharova noted that it had "compassion for people, who are torn apart by such horrible contradictions", and sincerely sympathizes with the citizens of the United States.

"Leadership in the human rights area, which they attributed to themselves, was not a leadership", – said the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs live YouTube channel "Soloviev LIVE".

Outrage over the death of George Floyd, who was on the front of the crowd suffocated the knee by a police officer of Minneapolis, has sparked protests in cities across the US.