Russia blasts US military intervention

Russia blasts US military intervention

Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:47PM GMT

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the US of resorting to “military intervention” in order to secure its own interests.

Lavrov made the comments while addressing the 69th annual meeting of the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

“One cannot help but feel that the goal of various ‘color revolutions’ and other operations aimed at political regime change is to provoke chaos and instability,” Lavrov said.
The top Russian diplomat also slammed US-led airstrikes in Syria, saying the fight against terrorist groups should be coordinated with Damascus.

The US and its Western and Arab allies have been conducting air raids against the ISIL and other Takfiri terrorist groups inside Syria since the beginning of this week without formal authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate. A similar bombing campaign had started earlier against ISIL positions in Iraq.

Many observers note that the very countries in the US-led coalition had extended massive backing to various militant groups, including the Takfiri terrorists fighting to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since 2011.

The ISIL Takfiris control large areas of Syria’s east and north. They sent militants into Iraq in June, seizing large parts of the land straddling the border between Syria and Iraq.

In relation to the crisis in Ukraine, he went on to say that Ukraine has “fallen victim” to Washington’s “arrogant policy,” and that the US and the European Union supported a coup in Ukraine that led to the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking regions in the east have witnessed deadly clashes between pro-Moscow forces and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations to silence pro-Russians in mid-April.

Violence intensified in May after the two flashpoint regions of Donetsk and Lugansk held local referendums in which their residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Ukraine.

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