Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed his country's desire to resolve the situation in Ukraine as soon as possible, pointing out that protecting civilians and preserving soldiers' lives are a priority.
Russia Today quoted Lavrov as saying in an interview with the Big Game program: “Of course, the desire is to end this situation as soon as possible and to end this war that the West was preparing for, and in the end it was unleashed against us through Ukraine, but the priority for us is the lives of the soldiers and the lives of the soldiers.” civilians who remained in the combat zone,” noting that hundreds of American forces are now in Ukraine and the office of the American military attache provides direct advisory services to Kyiv.
Lavrov added: Russia does not have a special desire to hold a dialogue with Western countries.
Lavrov stressed that all the lands of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson provinces, which became part of Russia after the referendums, should be liberated.
On the other hand, Lavrov revealed that the United States is keen to resume inspections under the Strategic Offensive Arms Reduction Treaty “Start 3”, but it is not ready to work honestly, and Western sanctions undermine Russia’s ability to conduct inspections in return.
Follow SANA's news on Telegram https://t.me/SyrianArabNewsAgency