Lavrov admits Russian involvement in instigating the war in eastern Ukraine

To Inform is to Influence

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends the East Asia Foreign Ministers’ meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) annual ministerial meeting in Laos on July 26, 2016. (AFP)

The statement by Sergei Lavrov to which the Kyiv Post article refers can be found at “Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at the Primakov Readings International Forum, Moscow, June 30, 2017“.  Here is the whole paragraph so as not to take his quote out of context.  This is from the official Russian statement release. 

Sergey Lavrov: Everything depends on who looks at this or other situation. I don’t know whether the political community thinks that we are playing in the wrong league. I have read and heard much criticism regarding our decision to join the fight in Donbass and in Syria. But you should probably look at each given nation comprehensively…

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