Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the military rebellion led by Yevgeny Bryozhin was nothing more than a “problem” and that Russia would emerge stronger from it. Tasse.
Sergey LavrovPhoto: Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP – Associated Press / Profimedia
“The West should not worry about Russia’s national interests because Russia has emerged stronger from all difficult situations,” he told an online news conference.
“Thank you for your concern for our national interests, but it is not necessary,” he said, responding to a Reuters journalist’s question about last Saturday’s events.
“Russia has always emerged stronger from any difficult situation. That will be the case this time,” he reiterated.
“And we already feel that this process has begun,” he added, adding that the plight of the Wagner mercenaries could not be called a “difficult situation.”
Recalling the EU’s new 3.5 billion euro military aid to Ukraine, Lavrov said it was “tacit recognition” that the EU bloc was at war with Russia.
“Thank you for your concern, but we will manage,” he concluded.
Sergey Lavrov says that Russia has not committed war crimes in Ukraine
In another chapter, Lavrov also said on Friday that the West cannot prove the war crimes charges it brings against Russia because they are baseless.
“We want everything to be fair, all discussions to be based on facts, but we have not been presented with the facts against Russia,” he noted.
“When it comes to allegations of war crimes and violations of international humanitarian law in general, our Western colleagues have very little evidence to present. We ask them to back up their claims with concrete information and evidence, but this rarely happens in practice,” he further alleged.
The head of Russian diplomacy described the results of investigations into Russian war crimes by commissions of various international organizations, including the UN, as “subjective” and “completely biased”.
“They (investigative commissions) travel, talk to representatives of the Ukrainian regime, get some information from them and, often, prepare their conclusions based on that,” he lamented.
“Just as UN officials did not come to the Donbas region when we were trying to implement the Minsk agreements for the last eight years, they do not interact with the residents of our line of contact,” he continued. Accusations.
More than 10 people were killed and dozens injured in a fresh rocket attack in the city of Kramatorsk on Tuesday.
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