A few days ago, the Russian Foreign Ministry published Lavrov's correspondence with his German and French counterparts. Lavrov explained this by the fact that such steps show the essence of the sabotage of the Ukrainian regime in relation to the Minsk agreements
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The Foreign Ministry took a “ brilliant step '' by publishing Sergei Lavrov's correspondence with the foreign ministers of France and Germany, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said during the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin. '' he said.
According to Peskov, what is happening now in world diplomacy “ did not happen before, and therefore there is a lot of slyness. '' “ Desperate to explain something against the backdrop of these public accusations of Moscow's inaction & mdash; such a brilliant step has been taken, & raquo ;, & mdash; added a spokesman.
On November 17, the Russian Foreign Ministry published on its website copies of letters from Lavrov, as well as German and French Foreign Ministers Heiko Maas and Jean-Yves Le Drian. The ministry explained that they did this in order to prevent distortions of the country's position in preparation for the likely meeting of foreign ministers in the Normandy format.
The Foreign Ministry showed the correspondence after Maas and Le Drian, after a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, called on Russia to “ show restraint and transparently inform about its military activity. '' France and Germany also warned of 'severe consequences' with a “ new attempt to undermine the territorial integrity of Ukraine. ''
Lavrov, explaining the publication of the letters, said that such steps show the essence of the sabotage of the Ukrainian regime in relation to the Minsk agreements. “ Regarding the published correspondence, I think it expresses quite eloquently & lt; … & gt; the essence of the sabotage that is consistently carried out by the Ukrainian regime in relation to the Minsk agreements '', & mdash; said the minister, stressing that they “ got it '' unethical statements that the Russian Foreign Ministry does not support the idea of meeting at the level of foreign ministers in the Normandy format.
Later, France and Germany were outraged by the publication of their correspondence with Lavrov. “ We believe that this approach is contrary to diplomatic rules and customs, '' & mdash; said the spokesman for the French diplomatic department Anne-Claire Legendre. A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said that Berlin views Moscow's actions as a “ violation of diplomatic practice. ''
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