Lavrov was sent to the G20 prepared “for diplomatic combat.” Sources say that in the first hours of the meeting, Lavrov answered with prepared phrases – rudely, but with an admixture of “hooligan” humor.
But then Lavrov managed to break.
Everything began to crumble almost from the very threshold. At first, Lavrov was avoided – they did not want to be photographed with him.
Lavrov tried to answer in a rather rude manner: “But I didn’t ask anyone to take pictures with me.”
Then there was a dinner, which was boycotted by the representatives of the G7.
In general, this gesture seems quite ordinary, but in the diplomatic environment, the refusal to have dinner with a representative of diplomacy is a sign of an irreconcilable war unleashed – the path to “peace” is impossible.
The Big Seven crossed out Russia. And she publicly demonstrated this in the language of diplomacy.
However, even a direct refusal to negotiate is often considered less rude than refusing to dine nearby / at the same table.
And Lavrov should know about this – whatever he is now, he went through a fairly powerful diplomatic school.
Actually, there were plenty of “bells” of resentment. The Foreign Ministry generally stated that “Lavrov did not even notice that the representatives of the G7 were absent.”
Lavrov did not notice this so much that it had to be published almost simultaneously with the information that the “Big Seven” refused to eat.
But that’s not all – since the appearance of Lavrov in the G20, he has not heard a single complimentary remark from anyone serious. Occupiers, “fascists” (Lavrov forgets to mention this in his offended speech “I’m leaving”), invaders, terrorists, war criminals…
As soon as Lavrov and the entire Russian elite were not openly called names within the framework of the summit …
Diplomats defiantly turned around, dispersed around, engaged in extraneous affairs, just not to say hello to Lavrov. And this was done defiantly and with obvious disdain.
They also looked at him “squeamishly, like a toad with warts.”
Lavrov delivered his speech, then quickly vanished so as not to hear the replies of other diplomats. He’s had enough…
Then it was decided to finish all the negotiations face-to-face as quickly as possible, and then leave in a hurry.
Lavrov was broken rather cold-bloodedly and unceremoniously, showing diplomatic mockery in all possible variations.
It was an open persecution that Lavrov could not bear. He lost the war with his own psychology, losing self-control and self-control.
The Foreign Ministry is now trying with all its might to prove that the “isolation of Russia” has failed. It broadcasts that “the boycott failed”, and it broadcasts heart-rendingly throughout the day, trying to prove (and to whom, actually?) that everything “went according to plan.”
Then, in general, information was published that Lavrov was going to hold just a few personal meetings, and then leave.
Perhaps that is why yesterday Putin nervously talked about how he is ready for negotiations, but the West does not want them.
Lavrov came to the summit to find links to contacts with the “powerful of this world” (G7), in order to “sell” them Putin’s version of the conflict settlement through the semblance of “Minsk-3”.
The Kremlin expected that the West (especially Europe) would be ready for a closed dialogue on Ukraine and further “merging Kyiv”.
Moscow’s plan failed miserably. Not only did Lavrov fail to sell anyone a “final solution to the Ukrainian question”; no one began to talk to him at all from those for whom he actually came to the meeting.
Moscow needed contact with Washington, London, Berlin and Paris on Ukraine. Everything else was indifferent to Moscow. And the G7 knew about this, therefore, from the very beginning it completely fenced itself off from Russian diplomacy, crossing out the possibility of “solving the war by negotiations.”
“The outcome of the war will be dictated by Ukraine on the battlefield.” Dot. The message to Lavrov was conveyed even too rudely. The position is unshakable for the main countries of the West.
And the West is not going to communicate with the invaders, fascists, Nazis and horse versions of Ribbentrop.
Oh, Putin so threatened to come. So many delicious epithets in his direction missed the “lunatic with shorty syndrome.”