MOSCOW, May 17. /TASS/. Ukraine is nothing more than expendable material in the eyes of the West in its all-out hybrid war against Russia, without any doubt, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday at the educational marathon conference New Horizons organized by the Russian Znanie (Knowledge) society.
"[Kiev] gets away with everything, that’s for sure. <...> No one cares about Ukraine, Ukraine is merely expendable material in the full-on hybrid war against the Russian Federation. Now no one has any doubts about it, this has been publicly proclaimed. Josep Borrell, the EU’s top diplomat, says that "this war must be won on the battlefield". The English, the Americans, presidents, prime ministers, and ministers insist: ‘We cannot let Russia win, Russia must suffer a defeat’. So, they have indeed already declared war, but it is not a war between Ukraine and Russia, but rather a war between the West and Russia. <...> You know, it’s already become a common expression that the West is ready to fight to the last Ukrainian, [I think] this is right on target," Lavrov pointed out.
"Anything goes, that’s why Neo-Nazism is flourishing there. And the string-pullers in the West turn a blind eye to it. Moreover, they take part in training Neo-Nazi units and make sure that these units are honed for anti-Russian actions," the top diplomat added.
Lavrov emphasized that during all these years of lawlessness in Ukraine, Russia couldn’t get through to NATO, the EU, the US, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe, "to attract their attention to the fact that this contradicts all the conventions, on which the international community's human rights activities are based".