Conflicts & War

Russia says West is part of war in Ukraine by sending military aid

United Nations, Sep 22 (EFE).- Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday that by sending military aid to Kyiv, the West was a party in the war in Ukraine.

“Such a policy involves the direct participation of the West in the conflict and makes them part of the conflict,” he told a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York where leaders of major international powers, including US secretary of state Antony Blinken and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, are participating.

Lavrov arrived nearly 90 minutes late to the meeting and left the room immediately after speaking.

The diplomat made no mention of the Kremlin’s announcement on Wednesday of a partial mobilization of the Russian military which affects some 300,000 military reservists.

Instead, he accused Ukraine and its western allies of “impunity” in the Donbas, arguing that Kyiv was imposing on Moscow a “completely different narrative about Russian aggression.”

Lavrov accused Ukraine of “terrorist tactics” such as the use of human shields and said the country had become a “completely totalitarian and Nazi-like state in which the norms of international humanitarian law are being trampled.” EFE


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