25 Feb 2022 14:04

Lavrov: No strikes being made on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine

MOSCOW. Feb 25 (Interfax) - No strikes are being made on the civilian infrastructure of Ukraine or on the places where Ukrainian troops are deployed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"No strikes are being made on civilian infrastructure. No strikes are being made on the places of deployment of the personnel of the Ukrainian army in dormitories or in other places not associated with military attack facilities. And available statistics confirm that," he told a press conference in Moscow.

"No one is going to attack the people of Ukraine, and no one is going to give Ukrainian troops any kind of degrading treatment," Lavrov said.

"We are talking about preventing neo-Nazis and those who are promoting genocidal methods from running this country," the minister said.

"The regime that is now in Kyiv is under two mechanisms of external management: above all else, the West, led by the United States, and secondly, neo-Nazis, who are promoting their own 'culture,' and it is flourishing in today's Ukraine," Lavrov said.