MOSCOW, November 1. /TASS/. The United States and its allies keep struggling against the formation of a multipolar world order and developments in Ukraine are part of that standoff, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a message to participants in a world thematic conference of Russian compatriots residing overseas, dubbed "Economic Cooperation: Compatriots and Russian Regions. Responding to Challenges of the Time."
"Developments in Ukraine are not just another regional conflict but part of the ongoing fight for a future world order. We can see the United States and the US-led Western minority consistently trying to slow down the objective formation of a multipolar world order, particularly by promoting the concept of a rule-based order. Today, Western leaders openly admit it, speculating about their exceptionalism and superiority over other civilizations," Lavrof emphasized.
He pointed to an unprecedented rise in geopolitical tensions, noting that after the launch of a special military operation in Ukraine, "unfriendly countries started a full-fledged hybrid war against Russia." "Its goal is to defeat us on the battlefield, undermine the Russian economy, shatter domestic political stability and remove Russia from its position as one of the world’s leading powers," the top diplomat noted.