Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Criticizes Western Countries for Lack of Serious Proposals on Ukraine Conflict
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused Western countries of failing to present any substantial proposals for resolving the conflict in Ukraine.
Speaking on TV Channel One, Lavrov stated that Moscow has consistently expressed its willingness to consider serious proposals but has not yet seen any. He criticised the Western focus on Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s plan and the intention to convene a “peace forum” without Russia’s involvement.
Lavrov further criticised the Western approach, highlighting an international meeting on Ukraine held in Copenhagen on 24 June, to which Russia was not invited. He claimed that the West attempted to sway the opinions of Third World countries and secure their support for the “Zelensky formula.”
The remarks by Lavrov underscore Russia’s dissatisfaction with the perceived lack of progress in resolving the Ukraine conflict and its frustration with Western actions. The conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which began in 2014, has resulted in ongoing tensions and geopolitical disputes.
Efforts to find a peaceful solution have been ongoing, with various peace plans and negotiations taking place. However, Lavrov’s comments suggest that Russia expects more substantial and inclusive proposals from Western countries to move forward in resolving the conflict.