Statement by the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on the referendum


Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, UN He continues his contacts in New York, USA, where he came to attend the Security Council. Having held bilateral talks, Lavrov spoke at the Security Council. Responding to the decisions they took against Ukraine and the accusations against them, Lavrov claimed that the Kyiv administration had placed weapons at civilian points. Claiming that Ukraine has many records of war crimes in the Donbass region, Lavrov said: “We have a lot of evidence of criminal acts committed regularly by the Kyiv regime since 2014. Russian law enforcement agencies cooperate with their colleagues from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. and carefully records and investigates them,” he said.



Stating that the Kyiv regime has been violating international human rights and carrying out attacks against civilians in the Donbass region since 2014, Lavrov said, “As far as I understand, today’s meeting is about not leaving what is happening in Ukraine with impunity. I think this is a very appropriate step. Radical forces, anti-Russians, and neo-Nazis later came to power in an armed coup with the direct support of Western countries, and soon followed the path of legal lawlessness and disregard for basic human rights. Right to life, access to information, freedom of speech, expression Freedoms such as conscience and mother tongue were taken away from them,” he said.

Answering the allegations that Kiev was killed by the Russian army and buried in mass graves, Lavrov said, “I call once again in the presence of the Secretary General and respected ministers. Please make a call to the Ukrainian authorities to publish the list of people whose bodies were shown in the city of Buca. This has been the case for a month. Nobody is responding to our request. Mr. Secretary General, at least use your authority. Immediately after this staging, our Western colleagues went into a fit of rage and presented a new package of sanctions against the Russian Federation. I draw your attention to the fact that they falsely accuse us of killing civilians,” he denied the accusations, saying ” .



Continuing his accusations against Ukraine, Lavrov said, “We have no doubt that Ukraine has finally turned into a totalitarian state, in which the norms of international humanitarian law are violated with impunity.”

He said that the referendum decisions taken in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions to join the Russian territory were based on the will of the residents of the region, and that the people actually agreed with this decision. ZelenskyExplaining that he replied to . . “The decisions are a response to his (Zelenski’s) request.”


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