Lavrov: Moscow regrets that the West does not conduct “educational work” with Kiev


VIENNA, 8 Dec. /TASS/. Moscow regrets that the West, especially the United States, conduct educational work with Kiev, and urges US to realize their responsibility. This was stated Friday by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov at a press conference in Vienna after a meeting of the Council of foreign Ministers of the OSCE.

Lavrov recalled that the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov publicly called to abandon the Minsk agreements and to come up with something else, and also stated that the Ukrainian army and security forces will soon be sufficient capacity to solve the problem without the “Minsk-2”.

“Of course, given that the US is the chief curator of the Ukrainian authorities, we encouraged them to realize their responsibility and to call for the responsibility of their wards in Kiev that they did not make such statements. While such educational work with the Kyiv authorities and Western curators have not conducted”, – said the head of the foreign Ministry.

According to Lavrov, Washington has refrained from public criticism of the actions of Kiev urging Moscow in the existence of private conversations in which “Kiev quietly push in the right direction to implement the Minsk agreements”.

“The only public criticism from the lips of the USA and some Europeans over the attacks of the Kiev government created with the direct participation of U.S. anti-corruption body. I think that with the same enthusiasm we need to demand and implement the Minsk agreements, as the Americans demand the implementation of anti-corruption schemes, created with the participation”, – concluded the Russian foreign Minister.

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