MOSCOW, October 25. /TASS/. The US-led West is pushing ahead with a hybrid war against Russia and, in an effort to ruin the country, is increasing arms supplies and providing intelligence to the Kiev regime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in his address to the plenary session of the 24th World Russian People's Council, read out by the Foreign Ministry’s special ambassador, Gennady Askoldovich.
"The West is using [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky’s criminal Russophobic regime as one of the levers to contain our country. We see Washington and its NATO allies increasing the supplies of lethal weapons to the Ukrainian neo-Nazis, sharing intelligence data with them and recruiting foreign mercenaries to send to Ukraine. All this, in one way or another, makes them parties to the conflict," Lavrov’s address reads.
He stressed that the US-led collective West, "obsessed with world domination," has unleashed a "total hybrid war" against Russia.
"Our enemies do not hide their real aims: to destroy the Russian economy, undermine domestic political stability, defeat us on the battlefield, and ultimately significantly weaken or even destroy our centuries-old national statehood," Lavrov said.
This is the reason, he said, why the ideologists of "cancel culture rule the roost in the West with respect to Russia."
"All restrictions on any actions against us have been lifted. The haters of the multi-ethnic Russian people feel they are free to take any liberty," Lavrov explained.