MOSCOW, May 18. /TASS/. Western nations scrapped their own values and even crossed their own red lines, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
"It appears to me that the West crossed not only our red lines. In essence, it crossed its own red lines as well," she said in a video, posted on YouTube by Belarusian news agency BelTA. "They declared freedom of speech, international law, democracy and freedom in general to be their ultimate values. They trampled upon it all, they crossed it all out, all by themselves," she said.
In her words, Russia used every opportunity to preserve the international balance, achieved after World War II.
The diplomat went on to say that Russia was ready to compromise and negotiate with the West until the very last moment, despite anti-Russian sanctions and "derogatory attitude to our history.".