Top Russian diplomat, Sergey Lavrov, insisted the US used “blackmail and pressure” techniques in order to maintain its power base. The Foreign Minister also predicted the world order will soon be led by a “multipolarity” of power centres rather than the US. Relations between Russia and the US have broken down following Donald Trump’s election, with the two powers at odds over Ukraine, Syria and the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.
In an address to Moscow’s diplomatic academy, Mr Lavrov said: “The United States can no longer—singlehandedly or with its closest allies—resolve all issues in the global economy and world affairs.
“In order to artificially retain their dominance, to regain indisputable positions, they employ various methods of pressure and blackmail to coerce economically.”
During his explosive statement, Mr Lavrov hailed the beginning of “the emergence of new centres of power” away from a global hegemon.
The two were involved in a head to head following the cancellation of the INF treaty as both countries accused the other of violating the terms.
More recently, the two states have found themselves at odds over the recent crisis in Venezuela.
The US pulled its support behind opposition leader Juan Guido whereas the Kremlin maintained its support for current president Nicolas Maduro.
To add even more to the mounting issues between the superpowers, Mr Lavrov claimed in his recent speech the US was trying desperately to cling on to its global position.
Mr Lavrov added Washington was trying to “preserve their centuries-old domination in world affairs” despite the clear emergence of a new world order.
Away from the international stage, recent figures from Trump’s election have shown unprecedented levels of funding.
The US President has already raised a staggering $30million (£22.9million) in the first quarter of 2019 which has put him ahead of both his Democratic rivals combined.
Trump’s shattering amount is much more than Barack Obama’s $2million (£1.5million) amount at this stage in the election run in.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said on the funding: “The campaign is in a vastly stronger position at this point than any previous incumbent president running for re-election, and only continues to build momentum.”