Russia is not fighting with "imaginary threats" in foreign countries unlike the United States but is defending its national borders and the country's people from real dangers, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday
MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 03rd October, 2022) Russia is not fighting with "imaginary threats" in foreign countries unlike the United States but is defending its national borders and the country's people from real dangers, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.
"We are not responding to imaginary threats in distant countries. We are defending our borders, our homeland, and all of our people from the real genocide perpetrated by the descendants and followers of Nazi henchmen who have gone into the service of their overseas masters," Lavrov said at the Russian lower house's meeting on the ratification of the agreements on the accession of new territories to the country.
In this context, the Russian foreign minister recalled and condemned the West's fight against illusory security threats in other states.
He dismissed Washington's claims that Russia attacked Ukraine due to it choosing the path of democracy, and noted that it is the US that has been continuously using force across the world for far-fetched reasons.
"This happened, for example, in Haiti back in 1915, and in the Dominican Republic later, when it was enough to invade by making public statements about some abstract threats to individual US citizens," the diplomat said.
According to Lavrov, this time, the US has subjugated almost the entire collective West, mobilizing it to turn Ukraine into a tool to fight against Russia in the same way as "Hitler once put most of Europe under arms to attack the Soviet Union."
Last Friday, Putin and the heads of the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republic, as well as the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions signed agreements on the accession of the territories to Russia and the establishment of new subjects within the country. Now, after the ratification of the documents by Russia's lower house, the accession laws need to be approved by the upper house �� the Federation Council. The decision will be made at a meeting on October 4.