Russia’s goals in Ukraine go beyond the Donbas, says Foreign Minister Lavrov
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Russia’s goals in Ukraine go beyond the Donbas, says Foreign Minister Lavrov

According to the Russian Foreign Minister, Serghei Lavrov, the objectives of the special operation in Ukraine now go beyond the Donbass: “Today, the geography is different from that of the end of March”.

The objectives of the special operation in Ukraine now go beyond the Donbass. This was clarified today by the Russian Foreign Minister, Serghei Lavrov. Interviewed by Russia Today, he explained that Moscow’s forces intend to “free” Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and a number of other regions from Kiev’s control.

According to Lavrov, “when there was a meeting of negotiators in Istanbul, there was a geography and our willingness to accept the Ukrainian proposal was based on the geography of the end of March. Today, the geography is different. It’s not just the Dpr and the LPR, that is the self-proclaimed Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk that make up the Donbass, is also the Kherson region, the Zaporizhzhia region and a number of other territories “.

The minister then went on to threaten the West if he sends long-range weapons to Kiev: “The objectives of the special operation in Ukraine will move further”, reiterating that the “denazification” and “demilitarization” of Ukraine remain. relevant to the Russian army. “We cannot allow that in that part of Ukraine that will be controlled by Zelensky or whoever will replace him, there are weapons that represent a direct threat to our territory and the territory of those republics that have declared their independence”.

Then, he went on to attack the United States and the United Kingdom who want to push Russia against Europe. “Our American colleagues, our British colleagues, with the active support of Germans, Poles and representatives of the Baltic countries, want to truly turning this conflict into a real war and turning Russia against European countries, “Lavrov said, speaking of an” Anglo-Saxon initiative “. Finally, a reference to the peace talks that seem to be firm: “Agreements with Kiev at this moment make no sense”.