Published: 12:09, April 13, 2024
Russia protests to France over foreign minister's comments
By Xinhua
French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne holds a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not pictured), at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, France, April 2, 2024. (POOL PHOTO VIA AP)

MOSCOW – The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned French Ambassador to Russia Pierre Levy over comments by French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Stephane Sejourne.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sejourne said that France was not interested in dialogue with Russia as statements from Russian officials allegedly contained false information.

Such remarks are unacceptable and detached from reality, the ministry said in a statement.

Russia regards these remarks as a conscious and thoughtful action of the French side, aimed at undermining the very possibility of any dialogue between the two countries, the statement said.