Lavrov says Kremlin drone incident impossible without US knowledge
The Russian Foreign Minister says the Ukraine crisis is impossible to be solved while the West intends to uphold its global dominance.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday said that the drone attack on the Kremlin could not have taken place without Washington's knowledge, warning that Russia would respond with "concrete actions".
Lavrov made his remarks at the SCO foreign ministers summit in India.
"It's clear that without the knowledge of their minders, the terrorists from Kiev could not have carried out (the attack)," the Russian Foreign Minister said, in reference to Washington.
The Kremlin said that Kiev attempted to strike the Kremlin residence of the Russian President with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) last Tuesday night -- a charge which Kiev has denied.
On Thursday, Russian accused the US of masterminding a drone attack on the Kremlin, pointing out that sabotage attacks by Ukraine behind Russian lines had reached "unprecedented momentum".
Ukraine crisis impossible to be solved while West intends to uphold global dominance
Elsewhere in his remarks, Lavrov stressed that the Ukraine crisis is impossible to be solved while the West intends to uphold its global dominance.
"Without solving the main geopolitical problem, which is the West’s desire to preserve its hegemony, to dictate to everyone and everything its will, it is impossible to resolve any crises either in Ukraine or in other parts of the world," the top Russian diplomat said.
Lavrov also highlighted that freezing the frontline in Donbass cannot be a solution to the current conflict, as the issue is more complex.
"We see a growing understanding that these problems cannot be reconciled only by settling on the line of contact in Donbass, as some want to freeze that line and, then, begin to think about how to live afterward," he added.
The Russian Foreign Minister reaffirmed that Moscow had never given up on fixing the problems which were created by the US and its intention to turn Ukraine into a weapon against Russia.
On May 4-5, the foreign ministers of China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will meet in Goa, India.