MOSCOW, April 4 — RIA Novosti. Russia is ready to speak frankly with the West, but only shows Moscow «marked cards» to confirm its greatness, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
“We are ready for an honest conversation, but only an honest one. And when our partners show us the marked cards, well, we are used to it, it is no longer serious, it is a common game of determining the blame and confirming our own greatness, ”Lavrov said during a press conference.
Russia began a military operation Ukraine February 24. President Vladimir Putin called his goal «to protect people who had been the target of intimidation and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.» To this end, according to him, it is planned to carry out «demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine» in order to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for «bloody crimes against the civilian population». Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces only hit the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, and since March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage — they have significantly reduced Ukraine’s combat potential. The main goal of the Russian military department was the liberation of Donbas.