MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with the ambassadors of BRICS nations in the format of a working breakfast to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
"The sides discussed current issues on the international agenda with a focus on the situation in and around Ukraine," the ministry said. "Sergey Lavrov presented a detailed analysis of the reasons of the Ukrainian crisis and provided exhaustive explanations on the issues of ensuring security of civilians, including foreign nationals, organizing humanitarian corridors, offering assistances to refugees and other people who need it."
The Russian top diplomat stressed that the "unprecedented economic war against Russia and the sanction pressure on it blatantly violate key norms of international law," the ministry said,
Apart from that, the diplomats exchanged views on the development of strategic partnership within the association. "They reiterated their commitment to developing dialogue between the five member nations, including within major international formats," the ministry added.