The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia called the statement of the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about Russia’s rejoin with G-8 a “gibberish”. Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mariia Zakharova told this in her appeal.
“Dear President of Ukraine, you have been slipped a meaningless jumble of words. Diplomacy is the activity of the state to fulfil the goals and objectives of its own foreign policy, as well as to protect the interests of the country and its citizens abroad.
Diplomacy is a means of implementing the foreign policy of states. But international relations is the medium where this tool is used. Therefore, the state cannot “reclaim its place in the high diplomatic agenda”.
Being on the agenda (in this case, apparently, it was about central world forums) means that the forum participants are discussing the state. The “seven” is regularly discussing Russia. Therefore, this idea is illiterate.
If by “high diplomacy” your advisers understand international venues, forums and clubs, then the highest is the UN Security Council where Russia is involved in shaping the agenda and implementing world politics. It is not necessary to insult the United Nations central authority whose decisions are binding. By the way, the Minsk agreements were backed by a Security Council resolution. Accordingly, Ukraine is obliged to fulfil them. Now about the signals. We are waiting for them. And not in social networks, but in reality,” the Foreign Ministry assured.
Zakharova also promised “for the old times’ sake” to periodically consult Zelensky until the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is staffed.