Ryabkov called the US withdrawal from the who are counterproductive

The US withdrawal from the who are counterproductive, reflects the neglect of Washington to the priorities of other members of the international community, said on Friday Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

The United States has notified the UN Secretary General on the withdrawal from the who, the decision will come into force on 6 July 2021, it said in comments to the official representative of the Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric released Tuesday.

"For us this decision would be counterproductive. It reflects the same rate unilaterally dismissive and ignores the priorities and approaches of many other members of the international community," - said Ryabkov in an interview to "Duma TV".

He stressed that when such decisions are taken in conditions of a pandemic wave, they "don't carry nothing but further polarization of public opinion and further weakening of multilateral institutions".