On Monday, Russia’s foreign minister put a new spin on his country’s reasoning for invading Ukraine by claiming the “special military action” is meant to put an end to the United States’ quest for “world domination” and the expansion of NATO.
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) March 7, 2022
Speaking to the Russian state-owned television news channel Rossiya 24, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the U.S. and other Western nations of violating international law and attempting to impose a “rules-based” global order.
“Our special military operation is meant to put an end to the unabashed expansion [of NATO] and the unabashed drive towards full domination by the U.S. and its Western subjects on the world stage,” Lavrov told Rossiya 24, according to a translation from Russian state-run media outlet RT.
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