MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday said the West had applied diplomatic terror to developing countries so the UN General Assembly could pass an anti-Russian resolution regarding the referendums in the DPR, LPR and the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
"The methods of diplomatic terror were used by the West, shamelessly, openly twisting the arms of developing countries, and threatening them with all sorts of punishments," he said on Channel One television. "Only by such blatant blackmail, by such threats, was it possible to make that outcome possible. We understand everything perfectly well, and the statement by the Americans that they don’t pressure anyone and everyone votes as they will is a lie. And they know that too."