Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov (Photo by Alexander Shcherbak/TASS)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused NATO of wanting to “dominate the world” while speaking to journalists on the sidelines of 26th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to Bratislava on Thursday.

“We absolutely understand that NATO wants to dominate the world and wants to eliminate any competitors, including resorting to an information war, trying to unbalance us and China,” Lavrov said, adding that “I think that it is difficult to unbalance us and China. We are well aware of what is happening. We have an answer to all the threats that the Alliance is multiplying in this world.”

Lavrov also commented on Germany’s accusations of Russian officials in the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin:

“Russia and Germany have set up channels for communications between law enforcement organs, including to address issues that are associated with a violation of the laws of a country. These channels must be used. If our German partners say that we believe that Russia has not cooperated enough, I don’t know what they base such estimates on,” Lavrov said.

Russian FM went on to compare the situation with the MH17 investigation: “when we ask what is the insufficiency of our cooperation [with JIT], do you know what the answer is? The answer is this: you must admit that you did it, and this answer will act as a good cooperation with the investigation. If our German partners took this as a model, then, probably, we will not succeed with them.”

On Wednesday, December 4th, German Foreign Ministry announced it had declared persona non grata two Russian diplomats based in Berlin in connection with the killing.

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“There is no evidence proving the involvement of Russian state agencies in this incident,” Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechayev said on Wednesday, replying to the accusations.

The victim, identified as 41-year old Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, also known as Tornike Kavtarashvili, was shot in Berlin on August 23 in the Kleiner Tiergarten park.

The Berlin police caught the suspected killer, who they identified as a 49-year-old Russian citizen, as he was reportedly trying to dispose of the murder weapon.

 

Source: Ruptly

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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-12-06 16:55

As a FM, Lavrov should know what NATO is all about. Let’s make things clear : NATO has no will, it’s NOT a political entity, it’s just a tool allowing several nations to team together militarily… NATO’s budget is not even $2.5bn (2017 : 2.18bn)… To give an idea, the CIA’s budget is $15bn…

Gryz
Gryz
2019-12-06 22:10
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

yeah, PM Lavrov should ask some French-Israeli paid-troll for advice, that definitely seems realistic and legitimate. He would namely learn to lobby Putin for the hot use of nukes to better handle world affairs.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-12-07 13:48
Reply to  Gryz

There is no French-Israeli paid-troll here.., just an islamofascist paid troll as a licy mullahs’ puppet who believes everyone is for sales just like him Well, I’m pretty positive with the use of the Davy Crocket W54 nuke (20 tons yield only) just around Khamenei’s office during a major state assembly : the bomb won’t do a lot of damages, but the neutrons will kill about 1500-2000 : all the government, the assembly of experts, etc would go… A good decapitation strike which would help saving the lives of hundreds of thousands. If the same warhead is used on ErDOG’s… Read more »

Gryz
Gryz
2019-12-07 21:30
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

You’re not a troll, you’re a deluded troll, my bad. Still delving into Tom Clancy phantasms and tripping on nukes exploding around, you’re as miserable as ever, and not worth more than a minute of my time to remind it here.

Keep calm and go see the shrink. Your dead Shah’s or his drunk son’s pictures might help.