According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s military action in Ukraine is intended to bring an end to the US-dominated world order.
In an interview aired on Russian television on Monday, he claimed that Washington has sought supremacy by imposing ad hoc rules and violating international law.
He was referring to America’s efforts to impose its own “rules-based international order,” which have been met with stiff opposition from Moscow and Beijing.
“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 US and its Western subjects on the world stage,” Lavrov told Rossiya 24 news channel.
“This domination is built on gross violations of international law and under some rules, which they are now hyping so much and which they make up on a case-by-case basis,” he added.
According to the Russian leader, Russia is one of the countries that will not submit to Washington’s will. According to Russian media, Russia will only be a member of an international community of equals and will not allow Western nations to ignore its legitimate security concerns.
Lavrov chastised the EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, for appearing to encourage more fighting in Ukraine. As he announced more military aid to Kiev last Saturday, the EU’s top diplomat stated that the conflict “will be won on the battlefield.” The statement was labelled “outrageous” by Lavrov.