Sergei Lavrov (r), Foreign Minister of Russia, speaks during a high-level Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine at the United Nations headquarters. Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP/dpa
“This policy of wearing down and weakening Russia means the West’s direct interference in the conflict and makes it a party to the conflict,” Lavrov said on Thursday at a UN Security Council session in New York on the situation in Ukraine.
The position of those states “that are pumping weapons into Ukraine and training its soldiers” is particularly cynical, he added. The aim of this support is obviously to delay the fighting “for as long as possible, despite the victims and the destruction,” he said. Russia began its war of aggression against the neighboring country almost seven months ago.