Russia: The USA supports "Russophobia" - FM Lavrov

The White House supports "Russophobia" and a a "large-scale information war" is currently taking place, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an address in Moscow, Friday. Lavrov went on to say Western countries are attempting to "punish" Russia because of its position on the Ukrainian crisis, saying the Kremlin needs to support the proliferation of "objective information." Despite a deterioration in relations, the Russian foreign minister also expressed confidence that there are still organisations and companies on both sides interested in strengthening cooperation between the separate parties.