May 20, 2022


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“Russia is not at war with NATO, but unfortunately …”

He emphasized that the letter was not a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into NATO and EU leaders, but rather a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into Russia. “In my opinion, those who use words like this consider themselves to be involved in war,” he added.

Mr Lavrov said Russia had not threatened to use nuclear weapons. He considers the news in the Western media to be exaggerated. “We are not playing with nuclear war,” he clarified.

The Russian minister seems to be more moderate than he was at the beginning of the week. “Western arms supplies to Ukraine are based on a NATO alliance that is at war with Russia,” he said at the time. He also warned of the real danger of World War III.

In the interview, Lavrov stressed that the “special operation” in Ukraine will end when all goals are achieved. Russia wants to “protect” civilians in eastern Ukraine and says “from the territory of Ukraine, there is no threat.” To the population and to Russia, ‘said Mr. Lavrov said.

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