West ‘has actually stated war on Russia,’ states foreign minister

    West 'has declared total war on Russia and all will suffer,' says foreign minister

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the remarks in a speech on the 80 th day of the war (Picture: AP/Reuters)

    Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has actually implicated the West of introducing a ‘total hybrid war’ versus Russia.

    Speaking on the 80 th day of the dispute in Ukraine, Mr Lavrov stated it was difficult to forecast the length of time ‘hybrid war’ would last.

    Highlighting the barrage of sanctions troubled Moscow by the West, the minister tried to depict Russia as the target, not the criminal, of aggressiveness.

    ‘The collective West has declared total hybrid war on us and it is hard to predict how long all this will last but it is clear the consequences will be felt by everyone, without exception,’ he stated in a speech.

    Mr Lavrov stated efforts by the West to separate Russia were destined stop working, indicating the country’s relations with China, India, Algeria and Gulf nations.

    He likewise implicated Western countries of taking other nations’ properties and losing their credibility as dependable partners.

    ‘In the future, the world economy will be de-Americanised,’ he stated.

    ‘We did whatever to prevent a direct clash– and now that the obstacle has actually been tossed down, we obviously accept it.

    ‘We are no strangers to sanctions: they were almost always there in one form or another.’

    In this handout photo provided by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Friday, May 13, 2022. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated the West will suffer (Picture: AP)

    His remarks come hours after G7 foreign ministers signed a declaration stating member countries will continue to put financial pressure on Russia.

    The group, that includes the UK, U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Italy, likewise backed providing more help and arms to Ukraine in addition to accelerating efforts to ‘end reliance on Russian energy supplies’.

    ‘We reaffirm our determination to further increase economic and political pressure on Russia, continuing to act in unity,’ a joint declaration checked out.

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