RUSSIA will not turn a blind eye to the harshest provocations of NATO and European Union countries, including inciting a militaristic mood in Ukraine, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
– We will not close our eyes to the EU’s attempts to encourage militarists in Ukraine, to organize some military training for Ukrainians, to prepare the Ukrainian army for those actions that it constantly threatens, saying that it will occupy Donbass by force, and does not want to implement the Minsk agreements. to Russian Crimea – Lavrov said after a meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde.
He added that this militaristic rhetoric and military preparations in Ukraine do not meet with any principled assessment of the West.
Lavrov added that Moscow is ready for a dialogue with the West, but he said that Russia will not allow anyone to violate the country’s national interests in the light of NATO’s constant provocations.
– We see what’s going on. But I assure you, we will never allow our legitimate national interests to be harmed in any way. We have everything to provide that – the Russian minister said.
Earlier, Lavrov stated that the West does not like the stable development of Russia and the fact that it is strengthening its position on the international scene, which is why they are trying to put pressure on it in all possible ways, including sanctions and information provocations.
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