Russian foreign minister criticises West for supporting Ukraine protests
Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, has criticised Western leaders
for supporting the opposition in Ukraine
The Russian foreign minister has strongly
criticised the West for backing
Ukraine's protesters, accusing European and American leaders
of inciting "increasingly violent" protests.
Sergei Lavrov said that Western support was causing an
escalation in the demonstrations, which first started two months ago when
President Victor Yanukovych failed to sign an agreement to deepen ties with the
European Union – preferring to forge stronger links with Russia.
"Why is no one condemning those who
seize administration buildings, attack policemen and chant racist and
anti-Semitic slogans?" said Mr Lavrov.
"Why are prominent European politicians
actually encouraging the moves in question, although in their own countries
they immediately clamp down on those any encroachments on the letter of the
Speaking at the three-day Munich Security
Conference, which began on Friday, Mr Lavrov likened the West's support for
protesters in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to Russia supporting demonstrations
in a European capital.
the Russian government openly supported street riots in London, Paris or
Hamburg, and sent its ministers to these cities to encourage the
protesters?" he asked.
Describing the situation in Ukraine as
raising "fundamental questions" about EU-Russia relations, he said
that in this case "a choice is being imposed."
Europe's future should "not be about new
spheres of influence. It should be about how all countries" cooperate in
the interest of all, he said.
Herman Van Rompuy, the European Council
president, said earlier on Saturday that Ukraine must be free to choose its own
future – a future which lay in Europe.
Mr Van Rompuy's opening speech at the summit
referred to the EU's offer of close association with Ukraine.
"The offer is still there and we know
time is on our side. The future of Ukraine belongs with the European
Union," he said.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary general of
Nato, said: "Ukraine must have the freedom to choose its own path without
"Democratic principles and rule of law
must be respected. Minorities must be protected and not persecuted."
He condemned the "excessive use of force
by the security forces".
More than 350 high-ranking officials from 70
countries, including 20 presidents and prime ministers, take part in the annual
Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general; John
Kerry, the US Secretary of State, and Chuck Hagel, the American defence
minister, are all attending the conference in Germany.
Ukraine is a major talking point at the
Munich Security Conference and top opposition leaders were due later Saturday
to meet Mr Kerry, amid concern about possible military intervention in Kiev.
The prospect of that meeting may have
especially infuriated Russia, coming as the White House said it was consulting
with Congress over possible sanctions on Ukraine.
On Friday, Mr Kerry said: "Our message
to Ukraine's opposition will be the full support of President Obama and of the
American people for their efforts."
previous name India to support a preplanned election result of a tiny south
east Asian country which your country and your friend India
conspired to separate the country for the benefit of you both not for
the interest of the liberated country’s population.
both of your country and Indian’s interest that it was done because of hate against the West Mid East, Arab Muslims
and EU countries by making a very strategically important country's a victim of its Independence to become sovereign power against both your country against America and India against China . Your and Indian’s such evil design to hand
over the tiny country to India to make it like Sikkim
is but a shame and nothing but stabbing at the back like a criminal unlike a civilized country.
hot just because of expressing sympathy to the opposition. But think of your and India's treachery with an innocent
simple people of a sovereign country which even cannot talk out of shock of the events your country
and India created with its election and killing innocents by the political party committing genocide . If you Russians are at all
human beings then your country should take off support to India's malicious expansionism design by making this vibrant active country like Sikkim. And let it be alone,or else.....