Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said on Friday that the US and other nations have declared “total war” on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine. Lavrov also called Western responses to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as “a real hybrid war.”
According to Lavrov the West’s purpose is to “to destroy, break, annihilate, strangle the Russian economy, and Russia on the whole.”
Lavrov reportedly added, “We have many friends, allies, partners in the world, a huge number of associations in which Russia is working with countries of all continents, and we will continue to do so.”
This week, US president, Joe Biden formally accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine. On Thursday, further penalties were imposed on Russia’s Vladimir Putin’s allies.