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Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, called the West an “empire of lies,” suggesting a “neo-colonial agenda” by them to rally support for Ukraine amidst the ongoing conflict.
During the annual world leaders gathering at the UN in New York, Lavrov claimed that the West was misleading a “global majority.” He said, “The US and its subordinated collective continue to fuel conflicts which artificially divide humanity into hostile blocks,” adding that they were trying to impose “their own self-centered rules.”
In response to a peace proposal from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and subsequent UN recommendations, Lavrov deemed them unfeasible, implying that the West had not fulfilled its commitments, including lifting sanctions on a Russian bank.
This comes as the escalating conflict in Ukraine has brought significant global disruptions in trade and elevated market prices, which Lavrov placed the blame on Western nations for imposing sanctions.