Lavrov comments on the “casus belli” in relation to the drone attack on the Kremlin

05.05.2023, Panaji.

Concrete actions will be a response to Kiev’s attacks on the Kremlin, instead of arguments about “casus belli.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said this on May 5 after a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, TASS informed.

The Russian foreign minister responded to the journalists’ question whether the incident with the drone attack in Moscow was a reason for war.

“Clearly, it was a hostile act. It is obvious that without the consent of its ‘masters’ the Kiev terrorists could not have committed it. We will respond not by talking about whether or not this is ‘casus belli,’ but by concrete actions. We have a lot of patience. There’s a proverb, ‘Russians are slow to harness, [but quick to ride] …’ – and so on,” Lavrov replied.

The minister also commented on Washington’s attitude towards what is happening, particularly the words of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“[Blinken] said that the US would not dictate to Ukraine the methods by which it defends its sovereignty. I guess that says it all,” the Russian foreign minister explained.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency