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War between Russia and the West is no longer hybrid but is 'almost a real one', Sergei Lavrov warns 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today warned that the war between Russia and the West was no longer hybrid but was

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today warned that the war between Russia and the West was no longer hybrid but was ‘almost a real one’, as he castigated Western nations for sending billion pounds of arms to Ukraine.

Western allies have pledged to send dozens of weapons to Kyiv and The Polish Prime Minister said today that his government would ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine – and planned to send them or not Berlin Okay.

The Kyiv government is desperate for the German-made Leopard 2 tank to break through Russian lines and regain territory this year.

Lavrov said today that the war in Ukraine is a “real war” that the West is “plotting” against Russia.

“When we talk about what’s happening in Ukraine, it’s a war, not a hybrid war, almost a real war, that the West has been plotting against Russia for a long time,” Lavrov said today.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today warned that the war between Russia and the West was no longer hybrid but was

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today warned that the war between Russia and the West was no longer hybrid but was ‘almost a real one’, as he castigated Western nations for sending billion pounds of arms to Ukraine.

Western allies pledged billions of dollars in weapons for Kyiv last week and Poland's prime minister today said his government would ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks (pictured) to Ukraine - and planned to send them whether Berlin agreed or not.

Western allies pledged billions of dollars in weapons for Kyiv last week and Poland’s prime minister today said his government would ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks (pictured) to Ukraine – and planned to send them whether Berlin agreed or not.

“The goal is to destroy everything Russian, from language to culture, which has been in Ukraine for centuries and to ban people from speaking their mother tongue,” Lavrov said, echoing the same sentence as Vladimir Putin has used since the beginning of the war. .

Lavrov’s comments during a visit to South Africa come as the Polish government is today pushing its Western allies to speed up the supply of military equipment to Kyiv to thwart the Russian invasion.

Earlier, Polish officials had indicated that Finland and Denmark were ready to join Warsaw in sending Leopards to Ukraine, while the UK had pledged to send some of its Challenger tanks.

Meanwhile, Lavrov also claimed that Moscow was willing to negotiate with Ukraine in the early months of the war, but the United States and other Western countries advised Kyiv against doing so.

Lavrov’s remarks during a visit to South Africa were similar to those made last year by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was in for talks, but Ukraine’s Western allies prevented that from happening. produce.

The United States and other Western countries have said Russia is not serious about negotiations to end the war, which is due to mark its first anniversary next month.

“It is well known that we supported the proposal of the Ukrainian side to negotiate at the beginning of the special military operation and at the end of March the two delegations agreed on the principle of settling this conflict,” said Mr. .Lavrov.

“It is well known and has been openly published that our American, British and some European colleagues told Ukraine that it was too early to deal, and the arrangement which was almost agreed upon was never seen again by the Kyiv regime.”

Russia has repeatedly rejected Ukrainian and Western demands to withdraw completely from Ukraine as a condition of any negotiations. President Joe Biden has indicated he would be ready to speak with Putin if the Russian leader demonstrates that he is serious about ending the invasion.

Lavrov is in Pretoria for talks with his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor as Russia seeks to strengthen ties with Africa’s most developed country and a historic ally amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

South Africa was seen as the most important of several African nations to take a neutral stance on the war and refuse to condemn the Russian invasion – to the disappointment of the United States and other Western partners who also view the Africa as central to their plans to build relationships. in Africa.

Lavrov met Pandor in the South African capital and is expected to visit other African countries on his trip. This is Lavrov’s second visit to Africa in the space of six months as Russia seeks to rally support.

Sergei Lavrov (L), the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, is welcomed for bilateral talks on Monday with his South African counterpart, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor (R), at Pretoria, South Africa.

Sergei Lavrov (L), the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, is welcomed for bilateral talks on Monday with his South African counterpart, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor (R), at Pretoria, South Africa.

Firefighters work near the site where a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten in Brovary, outside the capital Kyiv, killing 16 people, including two children and Ukraine's interior minister, the January 18

Firefighters work near the site where a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten in Brovary, outside the capital Kyiv, killing 16 people, including two children and Ukraine’s interior minister, the January 18

The war in Ukraine and its impact on Africa’s 1.3 billion people, which includes rising global oil and food prices, is expected to take center stage during Lavrov’s talks with Pandor.

“We are fully aware that conflicts, wherever they exist in the world, have a negative impact on all of us, and as a developing world, they have an impact on us, especially on the African continent,” said declared Pandora. “That is why, as South Africa, we constantly affirm that we will always be ready to support the peaceful resolution of conflicts on the continent and around the world.”

South Africa continues to have strong ties with Russia following the Soviet Union’s support for the current ruling party, the African National Congress, when it was a liberation movement fighting to bring an end to the apartheid system of repression against the black majority in South Africa.

That relationship is largely what led South Africa to abstain in a United Nations vote last year condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

Despite South Africa’s expressed neutrality on Ukraine, Lavrov’s visit comes days after the South African armed forces announced it would hold joint exercises with the Russian and Chinese navies off its coast. eastern next month.

Lavrov’s visit to Africa last year was closely followed by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to South Africa, seen as a US attempt to counter the expansion of Russian influence in a strategically strategic continent. important.

This time, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen traveled to Senegal and Zambia ahead of an official visit to South Africa starting Wednesday.

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