Russia wants to 'free Ukraine from oppression': FM Lavrov

AFP , Friday 25 Feb 2022

​Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday Moscow wants to "free Ukraine from oppression", as Russian invading forces approached Kyiv on the second day of the Kremlin's attack.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds a meeting with representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People s Republics in Moscow on February 25, 2022. AFP

Russian President Vladimir "Putin took the decision to conduct a special military operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine so that, freed from oppression, Ukrainians themselves could freely determine their future," Lavrov said at a press conference in Moscow.

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