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Lavrov commented on the statement of Esper on the containment of Russia and China

If the Pentagon believes its primary task of deterrence of Russia and China, so, this kind of philosophy professed by the current administration of the United States, she was overwhelmed with the desire to keep everyone but themselves, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

Pentagon chief mark Esper in the first year at the post said the successful "containment" of Russia and China.

"What about the allegations of Mark Esper, I don't know what to comment specifically, because if he believes that the main task of his Department, the Ministry of defense of the United States to deter Russia and China, it means that philosophy professes, the current us administration, which literally overwhelmed with the desire to keep all but myself," said Lavrov press conference after talks with foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa).

According to the Minister, "it is regrettable" if the Pentagon really takes this view, it is considered to be that the military is much more politicians are cautious in situations that can cause conflicts.