MOSCOW, October 3. /TASS/. Russia, unlike the US, responds not to imaginary threats in distant countries but to real threats on its borders, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday at a plenary session of the State Duma.
"Then there was Yugoslavia, which the US and NATO tried to 'bomb' to turn into democracy, [they] destroyed Iraq, where weapons of mass destruction were never found, Libya was plunged into chaos. Now the moment of truth has arrived. We are not reacting to imaginary threats in distant countries, we are defending our borders, our homeland, all our people from real genocide, arranged by descendants and followers of Nazi henchmen who have gone to serve the overseas masters," the minister said.
As Lavrov noted, the US, having subjugated the West to turn Ukraine into an instrument of war with Russia, acted according to the same scheme as Hitler did with regard to the USSR. "Today, the US has subjugated virtually the entire collective West, mobilizing it to turn Ukraine into an instrument of war with Russia, just as Hitler once put most of Europe under arms to attack the Soviet Union," the Russian top diplomat stressed.
"Just as then, the West's current plans are not destined to come true. The president [of Russia Vladimir Putin] said this very clearly in the Kremlin," Lavrov pointed out.