Western political strategists, to a large extent, make no secret of the fact that they want to undermine Russia’s internal political stability by resorting to a wide range of unscrupulous tools, false information as well as trotting out unsubstantiated accusations, the Russian foreign minister said on Friday.

Iran PressEurope: "The external conditions ahead of the September elections to the Russian State Duma remain challenging. Western political strategists are not hiding their goal to undermine internal stability in Russia," Sergey Lavrov said on Friday, according to Tass news agency.

"Many Western countries are taking advantage of external situation in order to influence the situation in Russia, especially with regards to the upcoming elections. Western political strategists, to a large extent, make no secret of the fact that they want to undermine Russia’s internal political stability by resorting to a wide range of unscrupulous tools, false information as well as trotting out unsubstantiated accusations," Lavrov stressed at a webinar on Russia’s foreign policy.

The Navalny case, the Skripal saga, the MH17 crash in the skies over Donbas are examples in this regard, he noted.

"Moreover, we received no answers to numerous questions - very specific ones - regarding any of these topics, based on legal agreements with the West," Russia’s top diplomat added.

"The only answer is ‘highly likely,’ no one except you could do that. Or the answer is that ‘we have no reasons to doubt that you did it’. However, no evidence has been furnished, citing confidentiality, or arguing that ‘if we provide specific facts to you, you might find out, what methods our special services use and what knowledge about Russia they have," he concluded.

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