October 2, 2023

Ukraine conflict: “Moscow does not want war but does not compromise on interests”

“We will not compromise on our interests,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

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Russia has said it does not want a war on Ukraine, but will not compromise on its interests.

According to media reports, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that “there is no war if it depends on Russia, we do not want wars.”

European countries and the United States have accused Russia of deploying 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s border and warned that sanctions would be imposed if Russia attacked.

“We will not compromise on our interests,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

The Russian foreign minister’s statement came as the United States and NATO responded to Russia’s security demands in exchange for easing tensions over Ukraine.

The demands include Ukraine’s accession to NATO and a ban on a new military base in the former Soviet Union.

Russia said in a statement on Thursday that it had received no response from Russia, but did not rule out further talks.

Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, said in a statement on Thursday that “more than 100,000 troops are on the Ukrainian border and Russia is involved in other destabilizing operations in Ukraine, leading to international outcry.” There is a clear threat to peace, defense and the UN Charter. “

He added that the 15-member Security Council should consider the facts and consider what would happen to Ukraine, Russia and Europe in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine.

Linda Thomas Greenfield said the Security Council was facing “significant” issues related to international peace and security due to the growing threat of Russian aggression, and that this was due to Russia’s “dangerous attitude” towards Ukraine and its borders. Belarus has an army increase.

Last week, the US Secretary of State met with his Russian counterpart, but no progress was made.

Anthony Blanken said he had told Sergei Lavrov that “the United States is opposed to any attempt to inflame Ukraine’s sovereignty.”

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