Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the United States, was allegedly overheard at Café Milano in Washington, D.C., lamenting the disrespect shown to his country, Fox News informed.
Zalmay Khalilzad, a former American envoy to Afghanistan, and Dimitri Simes, the president and CEO of the Center for the National Interest, were seen having dinner with Antonov.
According to the Politico writer who shot the picture, the three officials appeared to be discussing the crisis in Ukraine.
According to reports, Antonov was extremely perplexed about American help for Ukrainian rebel groups.
The trend of neo-Nazism in Ukrainian politics and the military was acknowledged by the envoy.
Antonov said to Khalilzad that why do Jewish men in the US which are in great number, tolerate what is going on in Kyiv.
The envoy reportedly told his dinner guests that he thought Russia wasn’t given enough credit on the international stage and said that his nation would appreciate a show of appreciation from Washington, D.C.
Simes closely examined Politico’s covert reporting, concluding that the outlet “did not really understand” the topic of the conversation.
Simes continued by criticizing the report’s use of notes that were taken away from the table.
Simes spoke with Politico saying that it was clear that they were not even aware of the topic of the talk, therefore they could have not reported it objectively.
After weeks of a ferocious, violent fighting, Ukrainian soldiers are withdrawing from the besieged eastern city of Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai stated on Friday.
The Ukrainians are fleeing to avoid being encircled as Russian forces continue to pound the city, which serves as the region of Luhansk’s administrative hub.
About 95% of the province of Luhansk and 50% of the adjoining province of Donetsk are under Russian control.
They are both in the contentious Donbas region.