Alexander Zasypkin, the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, said in a May 18, 2020 interview on OTV (Lebanon) that Russia sees Hizbullah as an organization that fights terrorism rather than as a terrorist organization, and he condemned U.S. and Arab League resolutions regarding Hizbullah. He also condemned U.S. sanctions.
Alexander Zasypkin: "With regard to Hizbullah, we do not see it as a terrorist organization in any way whatsoever. On the contrary, it is an organization that fights terrorism. That's it. There is nothing more to say about this. Therefore, all the decisions that are made by the Americans or by the Arab League are wrong in our view, and we oppose them.
"Therefore, we condemn the American sanctions."