Everybody’s seeking to end the conflict in Ukraine, but the quality of any outcome, not timeframes, is what matters to the Russian people, Moscow’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with TV news anchor Dmitry Kiselyov on Thursday.
“All of us want this to be over, but what matters here is not the timing, but the essence and the quality of the outcome that we could secure for our nation, for those people who want to remain part of Russian culture and who have for years been deprived of all things Russian by the Kiev junta with Western connivance,” he maintained.
According to Lavrov, diplomats today should clarify things from a geopolitical point of view.
“<…> The more efficient we are in explaining what’s going on in terms of geopolitical games, the faster the world will realize, perhaps, that we should be done with it. And we should be done with it as soon as we see that the US-led West drops its stubborn insistence to keep [this conflict] simmering until they decide that any threat to their hegemony has been removed,” the Russian foreign minister emphasized.
“Currently, we are working toward a pledge our Western counterparts have made – winning on the battlefield. This is their formula, and they were the ones who refused to negotiate, since they forced the Kiev regime to abandon negotiations in late March, precisely when it was still possible to find a political solution to this,” Russia’s top diplomat concluded.