Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in State TV interview

June 23, 2022

FULL INTERVIEW

Excerpt from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Belarus State Television

Sergey Lavrov: What surprises me more are not the lies that we hear daily and hourly from Kiev, but the fact that Kiev's sponsors have joined in this game of lies.

They are covering for Kiev, whether they need to or not and have been doing so for quite a while now. You mentioned the eight-year period that followed the anti-constitutional coup.

This coup was the result of the opposition spitting in the face of the European Union as represented by France, Germany and Poland, which signed the agreement between Viktor Yanukovych and the three opposition leaders as guarantors. The next morning it was torn to shreds. Instead they prioritised cancelling the regional status of the Russian language and sent armed thugs to Crimea. This is how it all began.