Russia said the US was guilty of hypocrisy after it criticized President Vladimir Putin’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Washington had sown chaos and sent weapons to allies worldwide.
“The United States has no right to lecture us on how to live,” Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said in a statement.
The US, Antonov said, had built up a coalition in Asia, expanded military drills near the Korean peninsula and was supplying billions of dollars of weapons to Ukraine.
“It is time for Washington to throw its economic sanctions into the rubbish dump,” Antonov said. “Maintaining the unipolar dominance so beloved by American officials is no longer possible.”