The total withdrawal from the West.

The United Nations Security Council (UNHRC) discredited itself long before the current situation around Ukraine began, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.

"We withdrew from the Human Rights Council on our own. They wanted to expel us from it, to suspend our membership. We decided to do it ourselves. The Council discredited itself long before the current situation around Ukraine began," he said.

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He also stressed that it is vitally important for Russia to be independent in critically important spheres. "We are not merely working on import substitution. We must cease to depend in any way on supplies of anything from the West in order to ensure the development of sectors of critical importance for our country’s security, economy and social sphere," he said.

"We need to deal with its [Eurasia's] development, not using someone else’s tools like the dollar, the SWIFT system of financial messages transfer, but by creating our own ones. This is not too difficult to make," the Russian top diplomat said. "We are already increasing significantly the share of trade serviced in national currencies of partner states: Russia - China, Russia - India, Russia - Iran, and within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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