Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Activists have circulated on social media the response of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to a Ukrainian journalist who asked “what did Moscow steal” except grain in Ukraine.
Lavrov responded in Russian during a press conference with his Turkish envoy Mevlut Cavusoglu, as translated by the Russian state-run Sputnik channel: “You always think about what you can steal. Everyone acts like you. -Saving the Ukrainian East from the pressure of the Nazi regime, this is what we are doing.
Journalist Muslim Umarov to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: I come from Ukrainian public television, I want to ask a question! Apart from grains, what other items did you steal from #Ukraine and to whom did you sell them? Lavrov: Ukrainians, you always think you can steal, you think everyone thinks so!
He continued, “As for wheat, as we have said today, it can be transferred to any receiving authority, and in this case there is no impediment from the Russian side. To this end, Mr. Zhelensky must give him more orders. The ability to allow Ukrainian and foreign ships to leave the Black Sea.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responds that a Ukrainian journalist stole Ukrainian grain during a news conference in Turkey https://t.co/T8eTvL6BpD
“Lavrov’s words are empty … Ukraine has clarified its position on ports: military equipment is needed to protect the coast, and a naval mission is needed to patrol the export routes,” Ukraine’s foreign ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko responded to Lavrov’s comments on Twitter. Russia will not allow Lavrov’s remarks to be used in the corridors to attack southern Ukraine in the Black Sea, with captions. “
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