With US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation.
About this Russia The Foreign Ministry issued a statement. The report says that it was initiated by the rich American side. It is noted in the information of the Ministry that, Lavrov said during the talks that, Washington and its allies from Russia to Ukraine snowaccusing Moscow of aggression snowThey are conducting a “propaganda campaign”.
Blinken He told his interlocutor about the need for a diplomatic solution to the conflict, but said that, For this, Moscow must de-escalate the situation and must return to an honest discussion of the necessary issues.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who visited the military exercises in Kherson region, once again called on Ukrainians not to panic.
Meanwhile, Russia has begun military exercises of the Black Sea Fleet off the coast of annexed Crimea. The declared purpose of the maneuvers is to protect the Crimean coast from possible military threats. At the same time, joint Russian-Belarusian exercises “Resolute of the Allies – 2022” are being held.
Source: RFE / RL