|Joe Biden , Russia must experience "strategic failure"|
The United States (US) and Britain want to escalate the Russo-Ukrainian conflict into a bigger confrontation between Moscow and Europe. This was revealed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with Russia Today and Sputnik. “Our US and British colleagues… with the support of Germany, Poland and the Baltic states, are eager to make this war a real war, pitting Russia against European countries,” Lavrov said, speaking to Russia Today Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. . According to Lavrov, Western governments are literally holding back Ukraine from any constructive steps towards a peaceful settlement.
“They have not only flooded the country (Ukraine) with weapons, but also forced Ukraine to use them more boldly,” he added as quoted by Russia Today, Wednesday (20/7/2022). Russia launched its military operation into its neighbor in late February. Many countries, including NATO members, have imposed massive sanctions on Moscow and have supplied heavy weapons to Kiev.
The latest deliveries include the US-made M142 HIMARS dual rocket launcher and the M777 howitzer. US President Joe Biden said last week that Russia had to suffer a "strategic failure" in Ukraine and vowed to support Kiev more. Lavrov claims that the US and UK "benefit" from the conflict between Russia and Europe as the economies of EU countries bear the brunt of the sanctions.
He added that the US had acted "irresponsibly" by stoking tensions with Russia. "I think they still haven't realized that they are playing a very dangerous game. But many people in Europe are starting to understand that," Lavrov said.