Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says France is playing a major role in inciting neo-Nazism in Ukraine by sending weapons to Kyiv.
The Russian Foreign Minister, in an interview with French television channel TF1 on Sunday, said it is sad for Russia to see France’s support for neo-Nazism in Ukraine.
“Unfortunately, when it comes to inciting Ukrainian nationalism, neo-Nazism, France plays one of the key roles,” Lavrov said, according to the TASS news agency.
He criticized France’s supply of arms to Ukraine, saying the transfer shows that Russia’s calls for the West for several years to reach agreements have been deliberately ignored and that the West does not never wanted to have equal and cooperative relations with Moscow.
War until the final victory
The Russian minister specified that the war between Russia and Ukraine “will continue until the final victory”.
He also said that “the liberation of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, recognized by the Russian Federation as independent states, is an unconditional priority.”
However, Germany has difficulty estimating the duration of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, as Moscow has considerable means to continue.
Asked when Russia might run out of resources to continue the military operation in Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview with US broadcaster CBS News on Sunday that no one really knows.
Russian President Vladimir Putin “will be able to continue the war for a very, very long time…he took a year before it started, maybe even sooner, because he had prepared for it”, declared the German official.
Still, he said the West is capable of supporting Ukraine for as long as it takes and will continue its policy of imposing sanctions on Russia.
As a reminder, on February 24, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine with the aim of “denazification” and “demilitarization” of this Slavic country.
As Russia continues to demilitarize Ukraine, the Kremlin says the West is risking its own security by delivering massive arms shipments to Kyiv. In fact, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that “supplying Ukraine with Western weapons would destabilize the situation and exacerbate the humanitarian crisis.”
Furthermore, the Kremlin has made it clear that it views Western weapons as its legitimate target in Ukraine.