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Russia makes claim over West’s ‘hybrid war’

RT | February 15, 2023

The West is attempting to use the Ukraine conflict to portray Russia as a “rogue state” in the eyes of the world, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. He stressed that the strategy has not been successful.

“The US and its satellite states are waging an all-encompassing hybrid war that they have long been preparing for, and are using Ukrainian radical nationalists as a battering ram against us,” Lavrov said in a speech in the lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma.

“They are not even trying to hide the goal of this war: it is not only to defeat our country on the battlefield and destroy our economy, but also to surround us with a ‘sanitary cordon’ and turn us into a type of a rogue state.”

The statement came the same day that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled proposals for a new sanctions package against Russia, including additional export bans and measures to prevent the bypassing of restrictions.

Lavrov said that the West’s efforts to isolate Russia have failed because Moscow continues to develop relations with partners in other areas of the globe. He added that nations that have refused to back the “unprecedented” sanctions make up the majority of the world’s population.

The countries of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and South America “don’t want to live in accordance with the West-centric order,” the Russian minister stated. “So it makes perfect sense why three-quarters of the world’s countries have not joined the anti-Russian sanctions and have a reasonable view regarding the situation in Ukraine.”

China and India are among the major economies that have refused to impose restrictions on Moscow. Denis Alipov, Russia’s ambassador to New Delhi, said on Tuesday that sanctions “had an opposite effect” and facilitated more trade and closer cooperation between Russia and India.

Beijing, meanwhile, has accused the US of fueling the Ukraine conflict and trying to weaponize the world economy for its own benefit.

February 15, 2023 - Posted by | Economics, Russophobia | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Lavrov is dead right! Sanctions are tantamount to acts of war and in fact, are extensions of US war policy against Russia. The United States and Great Briton are both collapsing economically as well as socially. Driven by the same policymakers as those who designed the proxy war against Russia, they are desperate and out of ideas that do not include the MICIMATT. The Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think Tank Complex. Worse, they’re delusional. To think that a nation with no economy to speak of and no functioning industry, which means it has no in-depth warfighting capability, can beat Russia, you have to be insane. Ukraine has no chance against Russia and Zelensky should confess it and throw in the towel.


    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | February 20, 2023 | Reply

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