RIA Novosti; 03:06 04/30/2022 (updated: 03:24 04/30/2022)Lavrov: special operation in Ukraine helps to free the world from the influence of the West
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: special operation in Ukraine helps free the world from the influence of the West
MOSCOW, April 30 - RIA Novosti. Russia's special operation in Ukraine is contributing to the process of freeing the world from the neo-colonial oppression of the West, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency.
He noted that "those who pursue an independent course in domestic and foreign policy, the Westerners are trying to suppress by the most brutal methods."
“And not only Russia. We see how “bloc thinking” is being imposed in the Asia-Pacific region ... In the spirit of the archaic “Monroe Doctrine”, the United States seeks to dictate how and by what standards to live in Latin America ... In this vein, and the ongoing pressure on Belarus. This list can be continued," Lavrov said.
At the same time, the minister expressed confidence that the attempts of the "collective West" to stop the natural course of history and solve their problems at the expense of others are doomed, since the modern world is multipolar. "Everyone has a real freedom of choice, including ways of development and participation in integration projects. Our special military operation in Ukraine also contributes to the process of liberating the world from the neo-colonial oppression of the West, heavily mixed with racism and an exclusiveness complex," Lavrov stressed.
The West forgot about the multipolarity of the world
The West and its satellites are trying to be "the arbiters of the fate of mankind," the Foreign Minister said. "It has gotten to the point that the Western minority is trying to replace the UN-centric architecture and international law formed after the Second World War with their own "rule-based order." These rules are written by Washington and its allies themselves, and then imposed on the international community as binding" , - he said.
As the minister noted, the US and its allies are forgetting that the world is multipolar. "The sooner the West comes to terms with the new geopolitical realities, the better it will be for itself and for the entire international community," the minister said.
Lavrov expressed confidence that the Russophobic line of the West has no prospects. "In the USA, Great Britain, Canada, the EU countries, they do not hide the goal of" strangling "our economy, blocking the further progressive development of the country ... It is obvious that this Russophobic line not only cannot be justified in any way, but also has no prospects. As noted President Vladimir Putin, Russia has withstood this unprecedented pressure. Now the situation is stabilizing, although, of course, not all risks have already passed. In any case, we will not be weakened," the Foreign Minister said.
According to the minister, the ruling circles of the West are not embarrassed that anti-Russian sanctions are already beginning to harm ordinary citizens of their own states, economic dynamics in the United States and many European countries are deteriorating, inflation and unemployment are growing.Tool to contain Russia
The Foreign Minister also accused the United States and NATO of fueling anti-Russian sentiment in Ukraine for a long time, viewing it as a tool to contain Moscow.
According to him, in the issue of the crisis in Ukraine, we should talk about the long-term destructive line of the Western countries led by the United States, one of the components of which was the reckless expansion of NATO to the East, despite political commitments not to expand the alliance.
"As you know, these promises remained empty words. All these years, NATO infrastructure has been moving closer to the Russian borders," Lavrov added, recalling that Washington and Brussels rejected Russia's initiatives on security guarantees.The fate of Ukraine is indifferent
The United States and the European Union, according to Lavrov, intend to fight Russia "to the last Ukrainian," they are indifferent to the fate of Ukraine as an independent country. NATO countries, he stressed, are doing everything to prevent the completion of the special operation in Ukraine by reaching political agreements between Moscow and Kyiv.
The US and NATO should stop supplying weapons to Kyiv if they really want to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, the head of the Foreign Ministry said. According to him, the Ukrainian people do not need Stinger MANPADS and Javelin anti-tank missiles, but urgent humanitarian issues.
"Secondly, it is necessary that Kyiv stop cynical provocations, including in the information space," Lavrov added.
He noted that the Ukrainian armed formations, using civilians as a "human shield", carry out "barbarous shelling of cities", and also "with animal cruelty" mock Russian prisoners of war, publishing this on the Internet.
"And at the same time, with the help of their Western patrons and the global media controlled by the Westerners, they accuse the Russian army of war crimes. They shift, as we say, the responsibility for what is happening from a sick head to a healthy one," the minister added.
According to him, it is high time for the West to stop unconditionally "whitewashing" and covering Kyiv, otherwise Washington, Brussels and other Western capitals should be aware of the responsibility for complicity in bloody crimes.