According to him, “the task was set loudly and openly – to defeat Russia on the battlefield.” However, the diplomat believes that the West does not intend to stay there, but dreams of “eliminating the Russian Federation as a geopolitical competitor.”
Currently, the Russian minister also pointed out, everything that happens around Ukraine “accelerates the transition towards a multipolar system of international relations.”
Lavrov noted that “Washington used the Ukraine crisis to consolidate its camp.” But this “consolidation still looks a lot like the total subjugation of all others to one’s will” and gave rise to a dividing line “between the collective West and the global majority: the global South and East.”
But, the minister stressed, among the leaders of the countries of the global South there are many who are willing to defend their interests there too, “perhaps without making too strong statements, but in practice they are willing to resist the dictates of the West. , which is becoming more and more intrusive, more and more aggressive, including blackmail and threats.
In reality, Lavrov believes, any country that claims some kind of independent place on the world stage will also be eliminated as a competitor.