During a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Council of Europe’s Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland, the two officials bantered about the latest allegations levelled against President Donald Trump by US media.
"These pictures (protocol photoshoot) won't cause any problems for you?" Jagland jokingly inquired.
"Depends on what kind of secrets you pass on to me," Lavrov chuckled.
Earlier Lavrov said that the US media nowadays reminds him of an old Soviet joke about "the Pravda (Truth) newspaper that contains no news and the Izvestia (News) newspaper that contains no truth."
Russian President Vladimir Putin also remarked that this media hype hints at the "political schizophrenia" developing in the United States.