Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Tuesday that Russia cannot coexist with the current government in Kiev and will continue to resist NATO until its goals are met. According to Lavrov, the current regime in Ukraine is “absolutely toxic” and Russia does not see any option for coexistence with it at this time. Lavrov accused Ukraine of committing crimes against the civilian population and violating human rights, and claimed that NATO has supplied Ukraine with prohibited weapons.
Lavrov was tasked with collecting evidence of alleged Ukrainian war crimes against civilians in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine, which Moscow denies. Lavrov also stated that Russia is prepared to resist NATO for as long as necessary to defeat Ukrainian forces in its “special military operation” and complete the tasks assigned by President Vladimir Putin. He believes that the West’s interest in Ukraine will eventually decline and that the current government in Kiev will fall.
The Kremlin has described the 2014 Ukrainian revolution as a sponsored coup that led to Ukraine’s current pro-Western stance, with Kremlin spokesman Dimitriy Peskov stating that it was confirmed, directly or indirectly, by representatives of foreign countries that the revolution was sponsored from abroad. President Putin sees the war as part of a broader fight against the US, with the Kremlin claiming that the US’s goal is to split Russia and seize its natural resources, settling accounts with China afterward. The West, on the other hand, has declared Putin a war criminal and a dictator leading an imperialist war to steal