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SANTIAGO, April 30 /ITAR-TASS/. The United States does not care about Ukraine and its future, but it is seeking to show that things must go the way Washington says, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with his Chilean colleague Heraldo Munoz on Wednesday, April 30.
“If the crisis in Ukraine is seen by your agency as a Russian-American confrоntation, that’s sad,” Lavrov said, replying to a question from a Western journalist. “Unfortunately, the information machine of our Western colleague is running in high gear. Such a deflection of the public opinion and the Americans want to achieve it not because they care about Ukraine but because they are seeking to prove that things must go everywhere and all the time only as they decide,” the minister said.
“These are outlived mentality and logic. Americans won’t go far with it and they are already marking time. Hence the sanctions, brought about by their anger and largely senseless. We are not going to copy them and want to give our partners a chance to calm down at this point. And then we’ll see. If their unfounded sermons to Russia continue, if attempts are made to use economic levers against us, then we will take a closer look at the situation,” Lavrov said.
“Instead of getting carried away by sanctions, our overseas colleagues should better be disciplining those whom they have brought to power - those who have proclaimed themselves the winners of a democratic revolution by overthrowing a legitimate president and breaking the agreement of February 21. The parliament has not fulfilled any of those obligations and is leaning on a coalition that includes downright radicals and extremists who were condemned, including by the European Union, in 2012 when the Svoboda party was for the first time elected to parliament. The Europeans shyly prefer not to remember that now and are basically cooperating with these people,” the minister said.