Lavrov: Europe has chosen the path of war with Russia

06.06.2023, Dushanbe.

Western countries, which have taken the path of war with Russia, are looking for opportunities to open new “fronts” against the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on June 5 during a speech at the 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan.

The Foreign Minister stressed that Europe itself had chosen the path of war with Russia. He noted that this fact is also reflected in the updated domestic Foreign Policy Concept, which was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2023.

Lavrov added that having “unleashed the Ukrainian regime,” European countries continued to look for other areas where they could open a “second” and “third” front against Russia. The minister pointed out Transcaucasia and Central Asia among the regions where the West hopes to achieve this goal.

The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that many Western politicians and political analysts directly speak of the goal of Russia’s dismemberment. In his address to the military, Lavrov stressed that these plans would not come true.

The minister noted that, unlike Europe, Russia pursues noble goals. In particular, it is working on a new global security architecture, the prototype of which can be seen in the work of the SCO, CSTO, CIS and Eurasian Economic Union.

Lavrov stressed that an increasing number of countries refuse to follow the rules imposed by Washington. Against this backdrop, Russia is returning to Africa and Latin America, with which cooperation has been in limbo since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

“The isolation the West keeps talking about has not happened. The West has isolated itself,” the Foreign Minister concluded.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency