“All Arab countries take a responsible position, they prove that they rely solely on their national interests, they are not ready to sacrifice their national interests for the sake of anyone else’s geopolitical adventures,” he said.

He noted that Russia has very mutually respectful relations with the Arab countries.

According to him, Moscow respects the fundamental interests of the Arab countries in connection with threats to their security, and they reciprocate. 

“They understand the threats to the security of the Russian Federation that the West has created for decades right on our borders, trying to use Ukraine to contain Russia, to inflict serious damage on us,” Lavrov said.

Earlier, Lavrov said that African countries take a balanced and objective position on the situation around Ukraine.