“The framework should continue to be determined not in its (the West. -


) selfish interests, but on a fairly universal basis of a balance of interests, as required by the UN charter, which enshrined the principle of the sovereign equality of all states,” RIA Novosti quotes Lavrov.

According to him, now they are trying to interfere with Russia, they are trying to throw it back decades or even disrupt the country's development under the slogans of decolonization and "preparation for the collapse of Russia."

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a New Year's address to the nation, said that the West is striving for a split in Russia.

He also noted that Western countries were very skillful in bringing the wick to the collapse of Russia.