Russian Foreign Minister Says The West Wants 'Regime Change'
Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, accused the West of targeting Russian economic and social stability with its Ukraine sanctions.By Evan Thomas | November 23, 2014
Sharp words from typically outspoken Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, as he accused western nations of pressing for a regime change in Russia.
“The West keeps demonstrating that what it wants to do is not to change Russia’s policy — which would be wishful thinking as it is anyway — but to change the regime. This is basically not even denied by anyone,” Lavrov said at conference in Moscow Saturday.
Lavrov referenced heavy sanctions levied against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine — in which Russia continues to deny any military involvement. He said the measures are targeting Russia’s economic and social stability. (Video via CNN)