Russian International Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the US of searching for to impress a battle in Ukraine, throughout a name together with his US counterpart Antony Blinken, the Russian International Ministry stated.
Lavrov stated “the propaganda marketing campaign unleashed by the US and its allies regarding ‘Russian aggression’ in opposition to Ukraine pursues provocative objectives,” the Russian International Ministry stated.
That had the impact of “encouraging the authorities in Kyiv to sabotage the Minsk agreements and hurt makes an attempt to resolve the ‘Donbass downside’ by pressure,” it added, referring to jap Ukraine.
Lavrov and Blinken spoke by telephone as US President Joe Biden and France’s Emmanuel Macron ready to sound out Russian chief Vladimir Putin later Saturday after Washington warned that an all-out invasion might start “any day”.
Weeks of tensions have seen Russia encompass its western neighbour with greater than 100,000 troops. Moscow is demanding binding safety ensures from the West that features a pledge to roll NATO forces out of jap Europe and to by no means increase into Ukraine.
Washington has flatly rejected the calls for whereas providing to debate a brand new European disarmament settlement with Moscow.
On Saturday Lavrov reiterated that the West had ignored “key” Moscow calls for, the International Ministry stated.
“It was emphasised that these points can be on the centre of our evaluation of the paperwork obtained from the US and NATO,” the ministry added.