On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the regions annexed by Ukraine to Russia will enjoy full security during the referendum.
According to Reuters, Lavrov announced at a press conference in New York: After this referendum, Russia will respect the request of the people of these regions who suffered from the violations of the neo-Nazi regime. “
In response to a reporter’s question about the use of nuclear weapons to defend the annexed territories, he said: All the territories belonging to Russia, including the territories that will be annexed later, are subject to the Russian constitution and are subject to “full protection.” Located
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia noted: All laws, doctrines, concepts and strategies of the Russian Federation are applied in all the territory of this country, including the doctrine of the use of nuclear weapons.
In response to a question about the possibility of resuming negotiations between Russia and the United States, Lavrov said, referring to Washington’s withdrawal from the negotiations: “We are not saying no to communication.”
He continued, “Silence is always better and I can simply say that there will be no progress in the current situation.”
Asked whether Russia was under pressure from China to end the war, Lavrov replied: “You can tell your leaders, viewers and listeners that I refuse to answer this question.”