Foreign Minister Lavrov: The West illegally recognized the independence of the Kosovo head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the West illegally recognized the independence of Kosovo.
He said this in an interview with the Zvezda TV channel.
According to him, in an attempt to maintain dominance, the West rejects international law and imposes a “rules-based world order” on everyone. At the same time, the diplomat noted, the rules are “invented for a specific “task”.”
“When necessary, he is ready to recognize the independence declared illegitimately, without any referendum, unilaterally (as it was with Kosovo). When it is not necessary, an open referendum in Crimea, observed by numerous representatives of civil society in Western and other countries, is declared illegal,” Lavrov explained.
In the interview, the minister also noted that the West is shamelessly trying to force the non-aligned and all other countries of the world to change their opinion about Russia. “They are broken through the knee by the crudest methods. They are not even shy about public statements that if someone does not listen to them, it will not be good,” Lavrov said.