On March 3, Lavrov answered questions asked by RT, NBC and ABC News, ITN, France 24, and China’s PRC Media.
He’s sure that “the world is listening to Russia,” but very much unsure to what extent “it hears us,” he said.
There’s no ambiguity about Russia’s demilitarization and deNazification campaign, its importance to eliminate the scourge of US-installed fascist tyranny in Ukraine.
No responsible officials are pleased about deaths and destruction.
It’s “been happening in Donbass for eight years and is now happening during Russia’s special military operation,” Lavrov stressed, adding:
“The goal of this operation is to stop any war that could take place on Ukrainian territory or that could start from there.”
“I have no doubt that a solution will be found.”
“Our minimum terms (in compliance with the rule of law) are well known.”
“They are being discussed, in part, at the talks with Ukrainian representatives.”
Yet Kiev representatives postponed talks for the second time before showing up.
“There is no doubt whatsoever that Ukraine receives instructions from Washington.”
Its officials “are not independent at all.”
But “talks must take place” in pursuit of peace and regional stability.
“We can no longer tolerate the threat of direct attack on the Russian Federation from the territory of Ukraine.”
“Such threats are fixed in the current doctrinal documents of the Kiev regime.”
“One of the main reasons is Ukraine’s unrelenting desire to join NATO and the reluctance of alliance members to fulfill their” indivisibility of security commitments as mandated by the 1997 Founding Act agreement between Russia and NATO.
All countries may join alliances at their discretion.
But none may enhance their security at the expense of others.
“No organization (or alliance) can claim dominance in the Euro-Atlantic space, which is exactly what NATO is doing now,” said Lavrov.
“The West strengthening its security at the expense of Russia’s security has become proverbial.”
“We are told ‘not to worry because Ukraine or any other country joining NATO will not pose a threat to Russia’s security.’ ”
“Why should the West tell us what our security needs are?”
“Just like the Americans decided for Germany and Europe what was needed for European energy security.”
“They decided that Nord Stream 2 was something that the EU did not need for its energy security, which would be ensured instead by supplies of liquefied natural gas from the United States at multiple times the cost.”
Napoleon and Hitler tried to subjugate Europe, Lavrov noted.
Today, hegemon USA aims to subjugate the world community of nations.
It seeks control of their resources, wanting their people exploited as serfs.
“The story of Nord Stream 2 vividly illustrated the EU’s actual place in the international arena.”
“It was coerced (by hegemon USA) into doing what it is now doing, end of story.”
“Now, they have started talking and Western capitals are issuing demands.”
Lavrov believes that Western hysteria will pass.
I noted on Friday that his view isn’t borne out by ruptured relations between the US-dominated West and Moscow.
As long as Russia remains free from US control, chances for normalized relations in any form are off the table.
While things at some point may step back somewhat from unparalleled hostile actions by US/Western regimes toward Russia, recent events changed the dynamic beyond return to its pre-2022 status.
Lavrov noted the absurdity of how Western regimes and their MSM press agents characterize Putin an isolated man on the world stage.
He continues carrying out his duties in full compliance with constitutional powers afforded the president of Russia, including talks with his counterparts.
On whether Russia might use nuclear weapons, Lavrov cited the nation’s military doctrine that states:
“There is no ‘escalation for the sake of de-escalation.’ ”
Yet Western hardliners began talking about nuclear war.
US-installed puppet Stoltenberg recited what his master in Washington scripted for him to say.
He hyperventilated “in a propaganda frenzy, trying to curry favor with the most radical forces in the West, that nobody would ban NATO from doing whatever it wants, even if it suddenly decides to deploy nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe.”
“NATO cannot decide where to deploy nuclear weapons.”
“It does not have them. The Americans (French and Brits) do.”
Separately, US-installed puppet Zelensky said he’s seek nukes at his discretion.
His higher power in Washington decides what he will or won’t do.
France’s Le Drian, Britain’s Truss, and the fake Biden saber-rattled against Russia.
The notion of “nuclear war is constantly running through the minds of Western politicians but not the minds of Russians,” said Lavrov, adding:
“I assure you that we will not let any provocations cause us to lose our balance.”
“But if a real war is unleashed against us, this must be a concern for those who are hatching such plans.”
“And I believe these plans are being hatched.”
Claims about Russian bombs killing civilians in Ukraine is Western-proliferated fake news.
In stark contrast, Nazified Ukrainian battalions shell residential areas in Donbass regularly.
When forced to retreat, they loot and destroy while pulling back.
In Mariupol and other Ukrainian cities, they embeded weapons in residential areas and use civilians as human shields.
“There are no Russian troops in Kharkov.”
“But we see foreigners who want to depart, including across Russian territory, being prevented from leaving at the Kharkov railway station,” Lavrov explained.
Zelensky is a US-installed puppet who’s manipulated by Biden regime dark forces and dominant Ukrainian neo-Nazis.
There’s no ambiguity about US-dominated NATO’s eastward expansion to near Russia’s borders.
It’s a “relentless desire to” pursue US hegemony at the expense of world peace.
There’s nothing defensive about the war-making alliance.
Lavrov slammed Western media for ignoring long-suffering Donbass residents.
Shelled regularly for 8 years, no Western media representative visited Donetsk or Lugansk to witness the horrors of what’s going on and report accurately about US-sponsored, Kiev waged aggression with no end of it short of Russia’s intervention.
Asked if Russia intends to reinstall Viktor Yanukovych in power, Lavrov said posing this question shows the failure of US/Western media to read and understand what he and Vladimir Putin said time and again.
It’s for Ukrainians to choose their leadership and other officials, not foreign powers, the way hegemon USA-dominated NATO operates.
FM Lavrov makes eminent sense to this aged and jaded observer of the world scene.
(Whaat??! Faux-News-Central CNN wasn’t at the interview? — a great percentage of its staff is already in the area; would have been a great opportunity to show up and pay some respect and journalistic balance to the FM, President Putin, and Russia…but I dream….)
The “Talks” are an Absurdity.
In a Word, Half Measure.
Will solve nothing..
The Gangsters cannot be trusted.
Twelve Treaties prior to This Amityville Horror
And the Gangsters broke everyone of them immediately after signing..
All the Co Signers
USA, UK, Germany, France etc
They broke it as well..!
And Now the Russians are going to trust them..?
Maybe Russia needs Communists in the Leadership.
Guys who know
“Santa Claus Meets
the Martians !”..wasn’t Real
Guys who don’t fall in Love with Gidget when she goes to Rome
Because she has a new shiny Red Vespa and knows all the Kool dance moves !
Like the Atlanticists tell them..
They need to be like
Farmer Jones..he has things we want..
Moreover we want to be like Farmer Jones.
Besides what will a Treaty do.?
A half measure, at best.
A BAND AID ON A
FUXING CANCER SORE.
AND WHAT DOES AN
EXTENDED CEASE FIRE DO..?
Besides allowing the Stink to reload and re enforce the Puppet Government…?
Not talking about 6-8 hour Cease Fire ..a window of Evacuation… that’s needed.
Russia..you uncured all these Sanctions and Vituperation
To settle for a Worthless scrap of Paper…?
Really..maybe Russia needs the Soviet Union’s Leadership again.
Clear eyed leaders.
If Russia didn’t kill one person the Human Trash would have the figure at 20,000..!
Wake the Fux up.
Let me state forthrightly,
Russia is 100% Right..!
And I support Russia 100%..!
That convoy is stupid.
Poorly planned out.
Might as well be
PARKED IN VLADIVOSTOK
Never seen anything like that
In any modern theater
50 miles of Rubber Ducky
the only reason it’s not a Sitting Duck is because Russia has total Air Superiority..
But the Gangsters have new weapons coming..
Remember Patton going thru Sicily..
And the recalcitrant Donkey
Is holding up the Convoy..
And Patton drives up and just shoots it..
BOOM PROBLEM SOLVED
Pulls out some cash and tossed it on the ground
And said, ” LET’S GET FUXING GOING BOYS..!”
1)..while the weak Arm of the Pincer ..
Coming up from Odessa
With Deep Penetration could run straight up and around Kiev
And link up with the Strongest Arm yet..
The A team coming down from Belarus..
Could entirely seal Kiev
OPERATION BAGRATION II
Nothing but perfect for rapid manuever..
Now how are the PigFuxs
gonna get any Mercenaries or Weapons to the Nazis and Half Nazi Ukrainian Army?
Certainly not from Poland, etc..
2)…take the entire Coast of Black Sea.
3).. Please Russia stop being The West’s dumb blonde
What..you have to promise you’re not going to have a Regime Change..
And you promise..
I ask in all humility,
Are you stupid..?
You should say,
“You mean like the USA did in Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Equador, Chile, Iraq,
Afghanistan and the Ukraine
Or like you fuxing Liars tried a month ago in Kazakhstan..?
Huh..how does that sound?
Sound like a clear headed truthful reply..
But you Promise the Heroin Pushers you won’t..
You can live with the Fascists
So as not to step on any toes
Really Russia needs to swap the Atlanticists for some CCP
Lastly, this is getting lengthy..
Russia had suffered everything they can throw at you .
You’re at the Point
OF TOTAL VICTORY
you’re gonna trade it for some beans…
Some worthless paper.
Wow .gotta be a Learning Curve somewhere.
5)… ZHUKOV IS SCREAMING FROM HIS GRAVE..
Take the Velvet Gloves off..
CUT THE CANCER OUT..!
Precisely what Zhukov warned Symtalin.
A colossal Mistake.
Hopefully the Russians know this and are only going thru protocol..using them as PR..
‘ See, we tried!”