“The West has declared a total war on us all over Russia. No one even hides that truth anymore,” he said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made statements about the Ukrainian-Russian war during a meeting with regional leaders. “Western countries are increasingly trying to control us. They use a wide range of tools, from unilateral economic sanctions to global media to completely deceptive propaganda,” he said.
“Russian phobia”, encouraged by some governments, has risen to unprecedented levels, Lavrov said. “The West has declared a total war on us, all of Russia. No one even hides that fact anymore,” Lavrov said, adding that Russia has responded to this situation with the unification of all Patriots and increased public support for Russia’s foreign policy. “Classics such as Tchaikovsky, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin have been banned. Today, national culture and art figures representing our culture are also being punished. In general, I can say that this will continue for a long time.”