10 Mar 2022 13:50

Russia did not attack Ukraine - Lavrov

ANTALYA. March 10 (Interfax) - Russia did not attack Ukraine and is not going to attack other countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Responding to a question as to whether Russia plans to attack other countries, he said, "We do not plan to attack other countries, we did not attack Ukraine, either."

"But we just explained to Ukraine repeatedly that a situation had arisen that posed direct security threats to Russia. Despite our years-long reminding, persuasion, calls, no one listened to us," Lavrov said at a press conference in Antalya after talks with the Ukrainian foreign minister.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken about this issue more than once "in great detail," the minister said.

"And the new facts that are now emerging on the liberated territories, in particular, in the DPR and LPR, show that an attack on these republics was planned thoroughly and it was planned for this month," Lavrov said.