Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov responds after Biden’s “unwavering support” of Ukraine

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      jbnw
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      Video includes subtitles.

      Russian Foreign Minister gives his opinion on the Biden Administration and what may be the outcome if Biden encourages Ukraine to attack the Donbass:

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      here is a very recent interview with Lavrov that was published on ‘Vineyard of the Saker’..Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview given to Channel One’s Bolshaya Igra (Great Game) talk show, Moscow, April 1, 2021..If this isn’t the same interview, it covers the basic subject matter vis a vis the US and Ukraine….It is highly recommended reading due to its illumination of Russia’s side of the situation……

      This issue vis a vis US interference with Russia’s near and former USSR republics – it can happen in Georgia and Moldova….To that extent the most recent Cosstalk discussion that I posted in Multimedia – participants (to include David Swanson) project what is in the planning for NATO 2030 – i.e., not just establishing a ‘new’ NATO in the eastern hemisphere but expanding the existing NATO to incorporate not just India, et. al. to counter Russia and China but forces in outerspace.

      Lavrov’s below interview with 2 journalists (one of which is Dmitriy Simes who is a US academic and I believe taught at my alma mater Georgetown) is one of the journalists.  This thread’s video clip may be a very short segment of this interview – which is long- but if it is not, it is still very worthwhile reading.   Maybe it’s just me but I find Lavrov and Putin more statesmanlike than any of the clowns we have running the establishment in Washington, DC…..

      Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview given to Channel One’s Bolshaya Igra (Great Game) talk show, Moscow, April 1, 2021

      Vyacheslav Nikonov: The word “war” has been heard increasingly more often lately. US and NATO politicians, even more so the Ukrainian military, have no trouble saying it. Do you have more reasons to be concerned now than ever before?

      Sergey Lavrov: Yes and no. On the one hand, the confrontation has hit bottom. On the other, deep down, there’s still hope that we are adults and understand the risks associated with escalating tensions further. However, our Western colleagues introduced the word “war” into the diplomatic and international usage. “The hybrid war unleashed by Russia” is a very popular description of what the West perceives as the main event in international life. I still believe that good judgment will prevail.

      Vyacheslav Nikonov: Recently, the United States has ratcheted the degree of confrontation up to never-before-seen proportions. President Joe Biden said President Vladimir Putin is a “killer.” We have recalled Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov.

      Sergey Lavrov: He was invited for consultations.

      Vyacheslav Nikonov: Hence, the question: How do we go about our relations now? How long will this pause last? When will Mr Antonov return to Washington?

      Sergey Lavrov: What we heard President Biden say in his interview with ABC is outrageous and unprecedented. However, one should always see the real actions behind the rhetoric, and they began long before this interview back during the Barack Obama administration. They continued under the Trump administration, despite the fact that the 45th US President publicly spoke in favour of maintaining good relations with Russia, with which he was willing to “get along,” but was not allowed to do so. I’m talking about the consistent degradation of the deterrent infrastructure in the military-political and strategic spheres.

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      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

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      @passionateprogressive Thank you for the correct date and full transcript. This interview is before ““President Biden affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbass and Crimea” in a phone call with President Zelensky last Friday, confirmed in a US statement; this is from Reuters at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ukraine-biden-idUSKBN2BP14C .

      I really want to hear what Lavrov and Putin respond after this call and confirmation.

      And I don’t know about anyone else, but Lavrov and Putin always seem like diplomats to me, especially in contrast to “Bring ’em on!” Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden. Obama spoke better, but used the sword over the pen.

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