Russian Foreign Minister accused US, NATO of direct involvement in Ukraine war

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said strikes on Ukrainian energy facilities were intended to weaken Ukraine’s military potential.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said strikes on Ukrainian energy facilities were intended to weaken Ukraine’s military potential. Copyright AP/Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service
By Euronews with AP
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Russia’s foreign minister on Thursday accused the West of becoming directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine by supplying it with weapons and training its soldiers.

ADVERTISEMENT

Russia’s foreign minister on Thursday accused the West of becoming directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine by supplying it with weapons and training its soldiers.

Sergei Lavrov also said that Russia’s strikes on Ukrainian energy facilities and other key infrastructure that have left millions without power, heating and water were intended to weaken Ukraine’s military potential and derail the shipments of Western weapons.

“You shouldn't say that the US and NATO aren’t taking part in this war, you are directly participating in it,” Lavrov said in a video call with reporters. 

“And not just by providing weapons but also by training personnel. You are training their military on your territory, on the territories of Britain, Germany, Italy and other countries.”

He said that the barrage of Russian missile strikes was intended to “knock out energy facilities that allow you to keep pumping deadly weapons into Ukraine in order to kill the Russians”.

Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of targeting key civilian infrastructure in order to reduce morale and force Ukraine into peace talks on Moscow's conditions.

To find out more watch the story above.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Russian army stays on the defensive likely because of munition shortage

Six Ukrainian embassies and consulates targeted with letters containing bloody animal eyes

Ukraine: Two years of war in figures