The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, whose interview provoked a fierce reaction, definitely feels that storm clouds are gathering over Russia, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on February 18 on the Tema program on the Union channel of Donetsk.
The political scientist commented the statement made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia is ready to break with the European Union. The expert stressed that the diplomat’s words totally lack any anti-Western sentiment. Nevertheless, the Russian pro-Western groups showed “tremendous vigor” in their reaction to Lavrov’s words.
“Indeed, storm clouds are gathering over Russia. Lavrov definitely feels this. Even though his words themselves are neither new nor radical, a certain intangible novelty can be heard in his tone, attitude, wording, and many other things, which triggers a mad backlash among all the pro-Western circles,” the conflict resolution expert explained.
Thus, the conflict with the West, escalated by the new US President Joe Biden, overlaps with a conflict inside Russia, “a conflict between groups mechanically insisting on convergence with Europe, and groups saying ‘Stop it! We must do something new.’”
Other signs of the coming storm include the convergence between Russia and China as well as the participation of the Russian Navy in exercise with Iran.
“The air smells like a storm. Whether it is going to remain just a smell is not yet clear. And of course, Donbass is not a minor cog in this machine,” the expert stressed
According to Kurginyan, “extreme” anti-Donbass sentiments are growing in Ukraine. “And anti-Russian ones as well, which Ukraine would never have done without a command from the US and Europe,” Kurginyan concluded.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency