Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrovha accused this wednesday to Ukraine from change constantly from position during the negotiations United States to be interested in “to enlarge as possible” the conflict war, which Russian troops began with the invasion of Ukraine almost a month ago.
Specifically, during a university conference, Lavrov criticized that kyiv amend continually your position and has suggested that the Ukrainian delegation go hand in hand with the United States during the negotiations. In this sense, he has framed in this strategy the latest interventions by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskybefore the Parliaments of various Western countries.
“The delay (of the negotiations) is aimed at dramatize the situation, allowing Zelensky in his khaki shirt to speak before the Parliaments of the world and after the speech with tears in the eyes demand again the interference of the NATO“, has failed Lavrov.
Along the same lines, he has also accused USA to try to enlarge “as much as possible” the current Russian “allied military operation” – the Kremlin’s way of referring to the invasion started on February 24 – in the Ukraine. “They hope to continue supplying armament to Ukraine. It is clear that they want to keep us as much as possible in a combat status“Lavrov said.
Threatens NATO combat
On the other hand, the Russian Foreign Minister has warned that the deployment of pacification of the NATO in Ukraine would cause military clashes between troops from Russia and the Atlantic Alliance. “That will entail direct confrontations between Russian and NATO forces, something that is not something that we all want to avoid, but that we declare that must not occur in principle,” he maintained.
In this context, he considered provocation the peace proposal Polandone of the main allies of kyiv and the destination of millions of refugees from the neighboring country, and which it has also accused of harboring territorial ambitions in Ukraine. In addition to mentioning the alleged NATO plans to send a battalion made up of the three Baltic republics to Ukraine, Lavrov recalled that he also opposed the deployment at the time donbas of an international force.
In this regard, the Russian Foreign Minister has assured that Moscow is not opposed to the mediation from Occidental countriesbut he specified that there are “some absolutely Red lines” that cannot be crossed. In addition, he has denounced the statements about the need to deploy in Ukraine anti aircraft missiles Stinger, which he considers would mean “a colossal threat“.
As for attempts to isolate to Russia and pressure from the US so that all world powers join the western sanctionshas asserted: “We have many friends”.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.