MOSCOW – The Russian minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov have the direction of neighbouring Ukraine in exceptionally strong words attacked.
It is not Russia that is fighting against the “Ukrainian regime”, he said Monday in an interview with the pro-Kremlin-Russian newspaper komsomolskaya Pravda in Moscow. “Against the Ukrainian regime, that all the characteristics of nazis and neo-nazis, fighting the Russian speaking Ukrainians in the Donbass life.”
In the Donbass-steenkoolwinningsgebied in Eastern Ukraine gives the Ukrainian army since 2014 resistance against pro-Russian separatists. Their combat power rests primarily on the constant supply of weapons, ammunition and fighters from Russia. Lavrov said, however, against the recognition of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states.
Lavrov warned the Ukrainian president Petro Porosjenko further for alleged attempts and attacks to take on the Crimean peninsula, that Russia in 2014 annexed. “Then he gets a reaction which makes him hear and see doing”, threatened to Lavrov. According to him, prepares Ukraine before the end of this year “a provocation” in Crimea.