Lavrov: Ukraine’s President Has No More Monopoly for Taking Decisions on Use of Force
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko has lost the monopoly for taking decisions on use of force, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
“The problem is the Ukrainian president has lost the monopoly for use of force,” the minister said, Itar-Tass reported. “Now there are battalions, which are paid much better than the regular armed forces.”
“From the regular armed forces people are running to those battalions, which carry various names, like Azov, including those led by clear ultra nationalists.”
Besides, Moscow is aware of the US realistic actions in Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“The US has announced it was a broker in transit of power in Ukraine. But we know perfectly well how it was, who discussed on the phone persons to be in future Ukrainian government, who were at Maidan, and what happens now,” Lavrov said. “There have not been our military or experts.”
“We want the people of Ukraine to restore its unity on the basis of national dialogue,” the minister said.