Executive Intelligence Review


Lavrov States Ukrainian Provocation To Be Used Against Trump

Nov. 26, 2018 (EIRNS)—On the eve of the meeting in Argentina between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the Ukrainian provocation in the Sea of Azov will be used by the political opposition in the U.S. against President Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Nov. 25, according to a TASS report.

“We cannot guarantee that those political forces in the United States that are seeking to break down Trump’s Presidency will not venture new provocations,” he said in an interview with the “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” program on Rossiya-1 television network.

“On the contrary, further provocations and attempts to destroy our relations are highly likely to follow. But it in no way means that dialogue is unnecessary.

“When the president of a great nation is ready to speak with the president of another great nation, I think it is our duty to spare no effort to facilitate such contacts,”

he said.

“The more so as certain progress has been recently seen in restoration of dialogue channels and at other levels, including between the Russian and U.S. Security Councils.”

The translated transcript of his interview is posted to the Foreign Ministry website.