February 11, 2018 – FRN –
The United States is trying to “connect” European countries who share Russophobic tendencies, in order to arm the Ukraine further.
This was stated in an interview with Russia 1 television channel, by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, answering the question on why Europe is silent given the United States is supplying arms to Ukraine.
“Europe is not silent, it objects, but is quiet and unpublic. According to our information, they, in our conversation with the United States, express disagreement in response to Washington’s urgent demands that Europe should join these initiatives of arming the Ukraine.
But the US is trying to lure the countries marked by their Russophobic tendencies into these projects. These are our Baltic neighbors, Poland, but, according to our data, large, solid European states are perfectly aware of the dangers of such actions and are trying to reason with their neighbors, because the Americans, together with the Canadians, have already engaged in such supplies. And this is unfortunate, ” Lavrov said.
At the same time, he added that Russia can not prohibit Americans from supplying anything to anyone.
“But, of course, we will draw our own conclusions. The representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk will certainly have the opportunity to stand up for themselves. I think this should be kept in mind, ” the Russian Foreign Minister stressed.