Russia Finally Slips Up

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2022
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov appeared to slip up on Thursday as he described President Vladimir Putin's full-scale invasion of Ukraine as a "war" for the first time since the conflict began in February.

Lavrov made the admission at his annual news conference in Moscow, during which he also accused the U.S. and the military alliance NATO of playing a direct role in the war.

"With Ukraine, we didn't just get up, [only because] we because we didn't like [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky, or because he stopped playing in the...

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