Sergei Lavrov: Our "operation" in Ukraine will be done after all goals are achieved

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Sergei Lavrov: Our "operation" in Ukraine will be done after all goals are achieved

The "special operation" of the Russian army in Ukraine will be completed when all the goals are achieved, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today, commenting on the possibility that the operation will be completed by May 9.

Lavrov said that the operation would be completed as soon as the previously mentioned goals were implemented and achieved, the Russian news agency "RIA Novosti" reports. He pointed out that Russia is not threatening anyone with a nuclear war and that Western countries have started talking about it, and that Moscow has repeatedly initiated the adoption of a statement on behalf of all nuclear-capable states confirming its obligations to nuclear weapons.

According to him, Russia does not consider that it is in conflict with NATO, because such a development of the situation would increase the risk of nuclear war, which must not be allowed. The head of Russian diplomacy mentioned that the West will not wait for Russia to ask for forgiveness and capitulate under sanctions.

Lavrov emphasized that any delivery of weapons from abroad to Ukraine would be a legitimate target because those weapons were given to the regime that is waging war against its people. The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that the talks between Russia and Ukraine are stalled due to the inconsistent position of Kyiv, and if the negotiators were sincere, the parties would already achieve more significant results.

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"No one knows how many people died in total. There will be consequences, there will be investigations," Zelenski said. He did not give more details. Ukraine has previously accused Russian soldiers of killing hundreds of civilians in Bucha, Borodyanka, and Irpin - cities near the capital Kyiv that have been under Russian occupation for weeks. Moscow denies the allegations.