Russia hopes West should cease promotion of unipolar world after military operation in Ukraine:Lavrov
Russia hopes its military operation in Ukraine will lead to the end of the era of Western domination, its foreign minister said Wednesday.
“We hope and wait for the end of our military operation after having reached all the objectives set within its framework will help to put an end to Western attempts to infringe international law, disregarding and grossly violating the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, including the principle of sovereign equality of states, and will force the West to stop promoting what is known as the unipolar world dominated by the U.S. and its allies.”
The minister made a statement at a press conference in Muscat following a meeting with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi.
The break up of the Soviet Union in 1991 ushered in a unipolar era marked by the supremacy of the United States in economic, military, and political affairs on the world scene.
Moscow is calling its war on Ukraine, which started in February, a “special military operation” for “demilitarizing” and “denazify” the neighboring country.
Lavrov said that Russia does not want the clash with Europe, but the remarks of European politicians according to which Russia must be defeated on the battlefield are cause for great concern.
He argued that Moscow’s objectives in Ukraine are to prevent infringement of the rights of the Russian-speaking population in Donbass, and to curb the West from imposing military threats on Russia from Ukraine’s territory.
Questioned on sanctions against Russia, Lavrov said that the authorities know who to face them and that if Russian energy resources are banned in Europe, “Russia has sufficient buyers” in other parts of the world.
On the possibility of a worldwide crisis as a result of the war in progress, Lavrov said that Russia has been cut off from logistics by Western countries, and therefore the consequences should be directed at those who have taken the relevant decisions.
Russia and Ukraine are major export countries for crops like wheat and sunflower oil.
“The problems, which you have just mentioned, were only created by bans, illegal sanctions imposed by Western countries,” he emphasized.
The Omani diplomat spoke in favour of finding a solution to the Russian-Ukrainian war by means of negotiations. “We see what happens with grief in our hearts. The escalating tensions have led to alarming situations around the world.
“We call upon all parties to move toward a peaceful settlement and to find peaceful solutions through negotiation,” he said.