Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that Russia will not allow Ukraine to be used as a springboard to threaten its security, denouncing the direct involvement of Western countries in the conflict by continuing to supply the Kyiv regime with weapons.
"The West was directly involved in the conflict and is working to prolong the hostilities by pouring oil on the fire to drain Russia by providing weapons to Ukraine," Lavrov said in a speech today during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine.
Lavrov added that “the cynical position in particular is that of the countries that supply Kyiv with weapons and military equipment and continue to train their forces, as they do not hide this and declare that their goal is to prolong the crisis as much as possible, despite the losses and destruction, in an effort to fragment and weaken Russia,” stressing that “this means direct intervention by countries.” the West in the conflict and makes these countries a party to it.”
Lavrov indicated that anti-Russian forces came to power in Ukraine and committed human rights violations, such as the bombing of Donetsk with internationally prohibited weapons, without any accountability for the perpetrators, but rather attempts to inflame hatred against Moscow and portray it as the aggressor party, indicating that his country is investigating the crimes committed by the Kyiv regime against civilians in Donbass and against the captives.
Lavrov pointed out that "Ukraine has turned into a Nazi state that calls for the killing of Russians and tramples on the rules of international law," denouncing the West's support for the Kyiv regime in its crimes against Russian-speaking people.
Lavrov pointed out that Ukraine removed the Russian language from school curricula in honor of the Nazis, indicating that Germany, France and the United States were turning a blind eye to Kyiv's violations against the Russians.
Lavrov explained that the referendums that took place in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson, eastern and southern Ukraine, responded to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's call for Russians there to leave their regions.
Lavrov warned against the Kyiv regime's attempts to target the Zaporozhye plant, which could cause a nuclear catastrophe. He also expressed concern over the fate of the captured soldiers in the hands of the Ukrainian Nazis, especially with the presence of witnesses and documents confirming similar practices by Kyiv forces in clear violation of international law.
Lavrov pointed out that the Kyiv authorities are taking advantage of the activities of the International Criminal Court to take place in Russia without providing evidence, while there are more than three thousand requests from Donbass residents in the court about the crimes of the Kyiv regime against them and they have not yet been considered, stressing that Russia does not trust the International Criminal Court.
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