Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the United States is threatening to physically eliminate Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said this in an interview with the Russian state news agency TASS.
Lavrov referred to statements made by “unidentified officials” in the Pentagon who spoke of the “decapitation strike” directed at the Kremlin. “They basically threaten to physically eliminate the head of the Russian state,” he told TASS.
Lavrov immediately added that such a thing would not go unpunished. “If someone actually harbors such thoughts, that person should think carefully about the possible consequences of such plans,” she said.
look. The West is trying to divide “historical Russia,” says Putin in an interview, an excerpt of which was shown on Russian state television.
According to the foreign minister, the West and Ukraine seek to wipe Russia off the map. “It is no secret that the strategic goal of the United States and its NATO allies is to defeat Russia on the battlefield as a means of weakening or even destroying our country,” Lavrov said. He also claimed that it was “impossible” to communicate in a normal way with the “anti-Russian” administration of US President Joe Biden.
He also referred to “confrontational signals” from the West in the nuclear field. “It seems that they have completely abandoned public decency,” Lavrov said, citing the statements of former British Prime Minister Liz Truss, “who firmly declared during the pre-election debate that she was ready for a nuclear attack. orders” and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who, according to Lavrov, is demanding “ preemptive nuclear strikes by NATO against Russia.
look. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned of Russian missile attacks during the holiday season.
Lavrov is seen as a hawk, fully supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and deploring what he and Putin call “attempts by the West to keep Russia in check”.
He also confirmed in an interview with Tass that the Russian military will decide the issue in Ukraine if Kyiv does not meet Moscow’s demands to “resolve” the conflict.
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