According to the Associated Press, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov responded on the 12th to Russia’s increased military activities near the Russian-Ukraftian border. Lavrov said that Russians live there, which is Russian territory.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: Someone asked Russia what Russia did on the Russian-Ukraftian border. The answer is very simple. We live there. That’s Russian territory. However, what exactly does the United States want to do when sending warships and soldiers to Ukraine thousands of kilometers away from its territory, and NATO constantly organizes certain operations? There is no answer to this question at present.
Lavrov also warned Turkey and other countries not to promote Ukraine’s militarism on the same day.
Recently, the United States has been increasing its military presence in the warming of the situation between Russia and Ukraine. According to Reuters on the 9th, two U.S. Navy warships are scheduled to pass through the Bosphorus Strait from April 14 to 15, and then stay in the Black Sea until May 4.
In addition, Russia began to carry out large-scale combat readiness inspections of the armed forces this month. On the 8th, the Russian Ministry of Defense released pictures of Russian troops holding military exercises near the Ukrainian border. On the same day, Ukrainian media reported that the Ukrainian navy also suddenly conducted military exercises in the Black Sea.