Lavrov: U.S. is very dangerously close to openly engaging in Ukraine conflict
2022-09-23: [Article Link] Source: New Media for the Global Times
Today's Russian television (RT) website reports on 21 that Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov interviewed the United States Newsweek in response to questions about possible confrontations between the world's nuclear-weapon Powers, stating that the United States is very dangerously close to engaging openly in the conflict in Ukraine.
Lavrov pointed out that the United States and its allies were not seeking peace in Ukraine, but were using that country to create a strategic failure against Russia.
Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs Lavrov
According to the interview released on Wednesday, Lavrov stated that “now Western countries are sending weapons and military equipment to the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv and training the armed forces of Ukraine. NATO and United States weapons were used to fire at Russian territory bordering Ukraine, killing civilians there, and the Pentagon did not conceal that it was providing information to Kiev and targeting targets. We have evidence of the presence of American mercenaries and advisers on the battlefield. Indeed, the United States is on the verge of becoming a party to the conflict. This is the answer to your reference to the risk of direct conflict between the nuclear Powers.”
The Russian Foreign Minister told the American media that the United States and its allies openly sought to defeat Russia on the battlefield and were prepared to sacrifice Ukraine to achieve its geopolitical goals. He noted that, when Russia and Ukraine almost reached an agreement in March this year, that development “manifestly scared the Americans and the British, so they effectively prohibited further dialogue between Ukraine and Russia”. According to the RT report, Lavrov here probably means that former British Prime Minister Johnson, revealed in the Ukrainian media, conveyed such a message to U.S. President Zelensky. As Lavrov also pointed out, “For American reasons, the dialogue between Russia and the United States has virtually been frozen. Objectively, it is impossible to maintain normal communication with the US, which has strategically defeated Russia. He explained that “the West has fostered a neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine that fears Russia, deployed military equipment and turned Ukrainian territory into a springboard to deter Russia, leaving us with no choice but to carry out a special military operation. According to Lavrov, the objective of this military operation was to protect the Donbas population, remove threats to Russian security, achieve “demilitarization” and “deNazism” in Ukraine, and “all these objectives will be achieved, however long it may take”.