Lavrov: CIS Countries Recognize US Attempts to Invade Commonwealth Regions

12 April

Delegations from all participating countries in the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Minsk have shown a clear understanding that the United States and its allies are attempting to invade all regions within the Commonwealth's common space, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.


During a press conference discussing the outcomes of the CIS Council of Ministers meeting, Lavrov confirmed that the topic of external interference in the affairs of CIS member states was indeed discussed. In response to a question about whether this issue was addressed, Lavrov said, "Yes, it was discussed in a narrow composition. Sergei Nikolaevich [Lebedev] just mentioned it. Everyone understands perfectly well: the US and its satellites are trying to invade all regions of our common space."



Lavrov further elaborated, "They are attempting to undermine agreements aimed at stabilizing the situation in the Caucasus, particularly in the South Caucasus. They do not wish to allow the implementation of agreements reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan with Russia's assistance. They are also actively infiltrating Central Asia, creating various formats that are openly aimed against the Russian Federation. It is publicly stated: we need to ensure the real sovereignty of the countries in the post-Soviet space, to ensure that they come out of the shadow of the Russian Federation. The same approach is being pursued with regard to Moldova, and in many other places."


Lavrov also highlighted that, despite immense pressure from the West, Russia's partners remain committed to the principles of cooperation within the CIS, CSTO, Eurasian Economic Union, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. He expressed confidence that, in strategic terms, the West's approach is destined to fail.



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Based on materials from TASS