Ambassador of the country Alexander Mantytsky said that Russia has no competition with America or the Western world on the issue of Bangladesh. In a press conference at the Russian embassy in Dhaka on Tuesday, the Russian ambassador said that Moscow only wants to know what Western countries have done in the past and what they are doing now.
And to highlight all this, he commented that Russia has made a statement about the US intervention.
Russian Ambassador Alexander Mantytsky said, ‘We are not competing with America or Western countries for influence here. In his statement, the Russian spokesperson compared what happened in Ukraine 10 years ago with what is happening now in Dhaka. The West overthrew the elected government in Ukraine with the help of America. They later admitted that $5 billion had been spent on staging the coup. What can be done by western countries? That is what has been compared.’
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova issued a statement warning about US interference in Bangladesh around the 12th national election last Sunday.
It is said that on December 12 and 13, anti-government protesters blocked roads, set fire to buses and clashed with the police in various districts of the country. We see the clear involvement of western missions in Dhaka with these events. More specifically, US Ambassador Peter Hasser, as mentioned in the November 22 briefing.
The spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that such anarchy may increase in the coming days and there is a fear of Western restrictions on the government as a tool of pressure. Key industries may be attacked, while several officials may be accused without evidence of obstructing the will of the people in the upcoming January 7 election.
Maria Zakharova said that if America is not satisfied with the results of the election, there may be an attempt to create a situation similar to the Arab Spring in Bangladesh. There is little chance that Washington will back away from interfering in the internal affairs of another sovereign country.
Russian Ambassador Alexander Mantytsky, after the war of liberation, the ambassador highlighted the experience of the then Soviet Navy members in removing mines from the Chittagong port.
The ambassador said, ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman requested Moscow to make Chittagong port operational in 1972. Moscow immediately agreed at that time.’
Mantitsky said that Russia has a deep friendship with Bangladesh since independence.