War in Ukraine At the United Nations Sergei Lavrov accuses

War in Ukraine: At the United Nations, Sergei Lavrov accuses the West of hostilities "direct" Russia

The decisive Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke at the United Nations this Saturday. He reiterated that Western countries are directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine.

The West is fighting Russia “directly” in Ukraine, Russia’s foreign minister accused at the United Nations on Saturday, September 23, at a time when Kiev claims to have killed Russian military leaders on the strategic Crimean peninsula. “You can call it whatever you want, but they are fighting us, they are fighting us directly,” Sergei Lavrov said on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. “We call it hybrid war, but that doesn’t change the reality,” he added, referring to financial aid, weapons and “mercenaries” from Western countries.

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The head of Russian diplomacy was asked about US involvement in the conflict in Ukraine during a long press conference at the UN headquarters in New York. “The fact that they are de facto fighting against us with the troops of the Ukrainians, I think that everyone here who is interested in the situation in Ukraine knows very well that the Americans, the British and others are primarily concerned about this “fight to provide more and more weapons,” claimed the head of Russian diplomacy.

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Sergey Lavrov also reiterated that Russia is ready to “negotiate with Ukraine,” but will not consider a proposal for a “ceasefire.”


Sergei Lavrov spoke on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in person earlier this week to seek more support from the international community. He proposed a summit to discuss his peace plan to end the war. Sergey Lavrov said this proposed solution was “completely unworkable, impossible to implement, unrealistic.” When asked how to end the deadlocked conflict, the head of Russian diplomacy said: “If they (the Westerners and the Ukrainians, editor’s note) say under these circumstances that this has to happen on the battlefield, then is that okay.” will happen on the battlefield.

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Addressing the UN Security Council on Wednesday, President Zelensky condemned Moscow’s “criminal aggression” against his country and the “blockade” of the UN body due to Russia’s veto. Sergei Lavrov carefully avoided being present in the Council chamber when the Ukrainian leader spoke. But during his intervention on Wednesday – after Volodymyr Zelensky’s departure – he responded that the Russian veto was a “legitimate tool” available to the council’s five permanent members. “I saw him on TV. He seemed pretty dark,” attacked Sergei Lavrov on Saturday, adding: “I had to do that, we all knew what he was going to say, so why waste his time?” Late Saturday morning, the Russian minister warned in an anti-Western speech the UN General Assembly that it was “in the common interest to prevent the spiral of full-scale war and to prevent the ultimate collapse of international cooperation mechanisms”. “introduced by our predecessors” at the United Nations.