Sergey Lavrov participated in the international political conference Raisina Dialogue
After the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the G20 countries, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took part in the Raisina Dialogue international political conference. Within its framework, a press conference was held by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry. “KP” quotes key statements from Sergei Lavrov.
About the Minsk agreements
The Minsk agreements provided for a special status for a small part of eastern Ukraine. Now this small area is controlled by the Russian army. Very little. But they didn’t. Because it was assumed that the special status of these small territories would include the ability to write and use the Russian language. <...> By the way, exactly the same, almost the same status was promised to the Kosovar Serbs in 2014, two years before the Minsk agreements. Same story, same scam. Serbia’s deception regarding the community of Serb municipalities in Kosovo, Russia’s deception regarding the Minsk agreements.
On the “exclusive” right of the United States
If you believe that the United States has the right to declare any country in the world a threat to its national interests, as it did with Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria – ten thousand kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean – and you don’t ask them any questions. Whereas Russia did not do it overnight, as it did in Iraq and elsewhere, but for more than 10 years warned you: “Guys, you are doing something that will end very badly.” And not across the ocean, but right on our borders, in territories where Russians have lived for centuries. So if this is not a double standard, then I am not a minister.
On Russia’s energy policy
The war that we are trying to stop, which was started by the West against us using the Ukrainians, has of course influenced Russian policy, including energy policy. Speaking directly about what has changed, we will no longer be dependent on any partner in the West. <…> Russia will focus on reliable partners like India and China.
On the attacks on the Nord Stream
We will not allow anyone to blow up pipelines again. By the way, we asked for an investigation and this request was denied. The Americans called it nonsense. And when Seymour Hersh presented his research, he saw the reaction of Europeans and Americans.