Lavrov: “Russia Won’t Go to War With ‘Nazi’ Ukraine”

"Russian intelligence indicates that Ukrainian troops are planning “an armed provocation” on the Crimean border around the time when Ukraine's martial law expires on Dec. 25"
Lavrov: “Russia Won’t Go to War With ‘Nazi’ Ukraine”
18 December 09:01 2018 Print This Article

Russia will not wage war with Ukraine, which exhibits “all of the characteristics of a nazi regime,” Russia’s foreign minister has said in a interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid.

“We won’t go to war with Ukraine, I promise you that,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

“It’s the Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine who live in the Donbass [region of eastern Ukraine] that are at war with the Ukrainian regime, which has all of the characteristics of a nazi regime ,” he said

The diplomat said Russian intelligence indicates that Ukrainian troops are planning “an armed provocation” on the Crimean border around the time when Ukraine’s martial law expires on Dec. 25.

“It’s a nasty, petty provocation. Our respective services are taking all the needed steps to prevent such excesses from happening,” Lavrov said, vowing that “there will be hell to pay” in case of conflict.

When prompted to officially label Ukraine “a nazi state,” Lavrov retorted that “Ukraine is a state with a nazi regime.”

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