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Russian Foreign Minister leaves UN meeting after accusing the West of being part of the war in Ukraine for its support for kyiv

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Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Vladimir Putinleft Thursday’s meeting in New York after a delusional speech in which he accused Ukraine of “Russophobia” and after criticizing the narrative that “Russian aggression is the origin of this tragedy.”

Lavrov expressed himself in this way at a meeting of the UN Security Council in which the heads of diplomacy of the main international powers also participated, including the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and his Chinese colleague, Wang Yi.

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Lavrov accused the West of arming Ukraine with the sole objective of weakening Russia and assured that that policy makes the United States and Europe “part” of this conflict.

However, instead of listening to their counterparts, Lavrov chose to make an appearance only at the time of his speech, and left the room immediately afterwards.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov leaves after speaking at the Security Council meeting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the United Nations on September 22, 2022 in New York. Photo: AFP

The Russian minister made no mention of his government’s latest announcements, such as the decision to partially mobilize 300,000 reservists, but harshly criticized the support that countries like the United States and members of the European Union (EU) are giving Ukraine.

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According to him, those countries are arming and training the Ukrainian Army with the “obvious goal” of “prolonging the fight as long as possible despite casualties and destruction in order to wear down and weaken Russia.”

“This policy supposes a direct participation of the West in the conflict and makes them part of the conflict,” he insisted.

Meanwhile, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken urged the international community to hold the Russian president accountable at a UN Security Council meeting on abuses in Ukraine.

“We cannot let President Putin get away with it,” declared the head of US diplomacy.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at a Security Council meeting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the United Nations on September 22, 2022 in New York. Photo: AFP

Lavrov dedicated a good part of his speech to once again blaming Ukraine for the current conflict, assuring that since 2014 the country has been in the hands of “radical nationalists, Russophobes and neo-Nazis” who have crushed the rights of a large part of the population and prohibited the Russian language.

For these and other reasons, he stressed, the “special military operation” launched by Moscow was “inevitable.”

According to Lavrov, the Russian armed forces today face “not only the neo-Nazi formations of the kyiv regime, but the military machine of the collective West.”

In addition, the Russian minister accused Ukraine of “terrorist tactics” such as the use of “human shields” and opined that the country has become a “completely totalitarian state with Nazi overtones in which the norms of international humanitarian law are trampled.” (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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