In an interview with Chinese media, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow and Beijing “need to move away from the use of Western-controlled international payment systems.”
“We need to reduce sanctions risks by strengthening our technological independence, by switching to payments in national currencies and in world currencies, alternative to the dollar,” he added.
Lavrov said Washington and its Western allies are no longer capable of using classical diplomacy, so they resort to sanctions on the international arena.
“They are promoting their ideologized agenda aimed at maintaining their dominance by holding back the development of other countries.” He noted.
“This policy runs counter to the objective trend and, as it was customary to say, is ‘on the wrong side of history.’ The historical process will still take its toll,” he added.