Lavrov spoke about U.S. attempts to influence the situation in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Archival photoLavrov spoke about U.S. attempts to influence the situation in Russia© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The United States, accusing Moscow of meddling in elections, are trying to influence the situation in Russia, for example, their diplomats have noticed on the stock of non-system opposition, and the state Department allocates money to programs that, in fact, aimed at changing Russia’s domestic policy, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«Not only do we have some suspicions in their relationship, and their law called «the Law on support of Ukraine», adopted in 2015. In accordance with the state Department ordered him to spend 20 million dollars a year to promote democracy in Russia, including financing of Russian NGOs advocating the «democratization» of all spheres of life. All organizations that receive funding under this law are being checked. Of course, if these grants are going to what is written in the law, namely, to «promote democracy» in Russia, it means a change of internal policy of the country», — said Lavrov in an interview to the program «Moscow. The Kremlin. Putin» on TV channel «Russia-1».

Thus, according to Lavrov, us diplomats «repeatedly been seen at public events of the opposition, including non-systemic, with slogans of regime change.»

«All our American colleagues have tried and are trying to turn into a joke, saying that relations are normalised and «all is well», but on the facts of intervention there is no response,» — said Lavrov.