Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow reserves the right to take appropriate action if the West continues its anti-Moscow moves with regard to the Ukrainian standoff.
“We want to give our fellow governments the opportunity to calm down,” Lavrov said at a news conference in the Chilean capital Santiago.
Lavrov, however, noted that if the West continues its actions, then Russia would study the situation. He added that Washington is not willing to find a solution for the Ukrainian crisis, saying, “The United States is not interested in the Ukraine crisis so much as they want to show things should work the way they say.”
On Tuesday, Lavrov said Moscow repudiates recently imposed US and EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, and calls for national reconciliation in Ukraine through all-inclusive political dialogue.
“We denounce sanctions in all their forms, including those that have been announced by the United States and the EU against all common sense due to events in Ukraine.”