MOSCOW, December 10. /TASS/. Russia has become much stronger than it was before the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, which was instigated by the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
"The result of the war on Russia, which was unleashed by the United States by means of Ukraine is already visible. You’ve mentioned NATO’s expansion, but the key result for us and, by the way, for others is that Russia has become much stronger than it was before these developments," he said in his online address to the Doha forum.
According to Lavrov, things will be this way until these combat operations are over.
"In the early 19th century, Napoleon consolidated nearly all Europe to attack Russia. We defeated him and became stronger after that aggression. In the mid-20th century, Hitler did the same, mobilizing most of European countries to launch aggression against Russia. He was defeated too and we became stronger after that war," he stressed.