Russia’s Sergey Lavrov represents the best of what foreign policy diplomacy is all about — in stark contrast to the menace posed by his past and present US counterparts.
Lavrov champions peace, equity, justice, cooperative relations with other countries, and compliance with the rule of law.
Interventionist Blinken — and most other US officials — never met a sovereign independent nation he and they didn’t want raped, destroyed and made subservient to hegemon USA’s interests at the expense of its own.
Last weekend, Lavrov said the following:
US-dominated “NATO’s reckless expansion east” led to the Obama/Biden’s 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev and Russia’s SMO.
The closer NATO moves toward Russia’s borders, the more likely it risks a clash of civilizations.
The US-dominated “West was never concerned about actions (that) grossly violated their international obligations not to strengthen their own security at the expense of the security of others,”said Lavrov.
Hegemon USA and its NATO vassals “always viewed Ukraine as a tool to contain Russia.”
“Over the years, (their ruling regimes) fueled anti-Russia sentiments, forcing Kiev to make an artificial and false choice: to either be with the West or with Moscow.”
In the aftermath of the made-in-the-USA Maidan coup, Nazi thugs gained power in Ukraine — with full support and encouragement from the collective West.
Eight years of Ukraine’s aggression on Donbass followed.
Because of the threat posed by Nazi-infested Ukraine, Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to rejoin Russia in 2014.
No annexation occurred, as US/Western regimes and their MSM echo chamber claim time and again to their disgrace.
Hegemon USA control of Ukraine poses a major threat to Russian security and world peace.
After years of good faith diplomacy failed to end Kiev’s aggression against Donbass — as directed by its US master — Russia was forced to defend its security, along with wanting DPR and LPR residents to be freed from the scourge of Nazified occupation.
Russia’s SMO “is progressing” as planned, Lavrov stressed, adding:
Its “goals will be achieved in spite of our opponents’ counteractions.”
We’re “witnessing a classic case of double standards and hypocrisy by Western” regimes.
By publicly supporting (Nazi-infested) Kiev, NATO (regimes) are doing everything in their power to prevent the completion of the operation by reaching political agreements.”
On the phony “pretext of fighting the invasion,” hegemon USA and NATO vassals are “fight(ing) Russia to the last Ukrainian.”
“They (don’t) care at all about Ukraine” or its people.
Their sole motivation is advancing their imperial interests — no matter the political, economic, social and human toll.
Unlike US-dominated NATO, Russia is doing “everything” possible to protect Ukrainian civilians and nonmilitary infrastructure.
Moscow alone established humanitarian corridors for Ukrainians to be evacuated out of harm’s way.
Russia alone provided Ukrainians with thousands of tons of humanitarian aid.
The US-dominated West hasn’t and won’t succeed in “weakening” Russia, Lavrov stressed.
“(A) fitting and adequate response to (to US/Western sanctions war includes) de-dollarization, de-offshorization, import substitution, and promotion of technological independence.”
Policies hostile to Russia by the US/West have been ongoing for decades — especially since the 2014 Maidan coup.
US war on humanity has been ongoing throughout the post-WW II period, especially since the 9/11 mother of all state-sponsored false flags to that time.
Both right wings of the US war party seek hegemony over the world community of nations by brute force aggression if lesser tactics fail.
In stark contrast to US use of Ukraine as a platform for perpetual proxy war on Russia, Moscow seeks “a peaceful, free, neutral, prosperous and friendly Ukraine.”
There’s no ambiguity about which nation is on the right side of history v. the other’s pure evil.
Separately on Sunday, Lavrov stressed the following in response to phony US/Western claims about the invented risk of Russia using nukes against Ukraine:
“Russia never ceased its efforts to reach agreements that would guarantee the prevention of a nuclear war.”
“In recent years, it was Russia that proposed to (hegemon USA) that we repeat what Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan did in 1987: adopt a statement reaffirming that there can be no winners in a nuclear war, and therefore it must never be unleashed.”
“To achieve this goal, President Vladimir Putin proposed convening a summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.”
“This proposal was supported by our Chinese colleagues and France.”
The Biden and UK BoJo regimes rejected it.
In Ukraine, the US, UK, France and Canada have been actively arming, training and directing Azov and other Nazified fighters for years.
Peace remains unattainable in Ukraine because hegemon USA-dominated NATO wants the puppet Zelensky regime and Kiev forces involved in perpetual war on Russia.
Moscow publicly stated the goals of its SMO in Ukraine.
Regime change is not one of its aims.
This is a “US specialty.” Its ruling regimes “do it all over the world,” Lavrov stressed.
In response to fake news in the West about Vladimir Putin’s health, Lavrov said:
“Please ask foreign leaders who have talked with President Putin recently, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.”
They’ll affirm that he’s in good health.