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Russian foreign minister lambastes West but barely mentions Ukraine in U.N. speech

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By EDITH M. LEDERER and JENNIFER PELTZ

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Russia's not a pole. It is barely a regional power at this point. Not sure what he is going on about.

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the few who wield neocolonial methods of subjugation

"Now let's get Ukraine eliminated", he went on to say.

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self-interested defenders of a fading international power structure

He's right about one thing - it is a fading power structure. And it is Russia, who can't even control their own back yard, who is fading. That is a good thing - other states (Poland, the Baltic states, etc.) can breathe a sigh of relief.

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The U.S. and its subordinate Western collective are continuing to fuel conflicts which artificially divide humanity into hostile blocks and hamper the achievement of overall aims.

And yet it is Russia that is fuelling the conflict in Ukraine, dividing humanity into hostile blocks and hampering the achievement of overall aims.

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The U.S. and its subordinate Western collective are continuing to fuel conflicts which artificially divide humanity into hostile blocks and hamper the achievement of overall aims.

Of course we are going to be hostile to countries invading others. Does he think we were going to join in on the invasion?

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Exactly. Russia and North Korea are apparently their own pole.

Russia's not a pole. It is barely a regional power at this point. Not sure what he is going on about.

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Haha Russia embarrassing itself on the world stage yet again. This time with words instead of terrible battlefield performance.

I love how their whole schtick is basically “well if the whole rest of the world would just let us conquer our neighbors at will then we could stop all this fighting! Stop fighting back already!”

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Lavrov is just another long-term Putin lackey...

Which means behind the scenes he's likely planning his own coup and march on Moscow to dethrone his old boss...

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The article fails to say that the speech itself was incoherent rambling. It tries to make sense of the nonsense spouted in random spurts.

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 the few who wield neocolonial methods of subjugation in order to maintain their domination which is slipping through their hands - Lavrov

You mean like Russia?

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One of the top people on the planet that I utterly loathe sharing company with the likes of Putin, Trump, Kim, Aso, and a few others.

Needs to look inwards as to why the world is in the state that it's in.

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Nonetheless, he said he'd watched video of the Ukrainian president's remarks there and in the Security Council and thought “he seemed rather grim.”

If I was Lavrov and saw the number of people who came to listen to my speech, I would feel grim too.

Most of the audience is either asleep or looking at some digital device!

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Russian foreign minister lambastes West but barely mentions Ukraine in U.N. speech

Comedy gold.

The MSM is so slimy.

”barely mentions Ukraine”?

The exact same situation with Biden but the MSM used “exhorts” for Biden’s 1 minute “barley mentions” Ukraine blabber.

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The rest of the planet is sick of it, Lavrov argued: “They don’t want to live under anybody’s yoke anymore.”

The delirious speech of an alcoholic fantasist: Sergey Viktorovich should tell that joke to the Russian people who since the "Mongol Yoke" have lived for centuries under a series of never-ending yokes of Tsars and dictators and even today still cannot shake off little Putin's kleptocratic Kremlin yoke.

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Randy DaytonaToday 08:08 am JST

It would help if the United nations were actually United

And how would that happen? By putting into debt bondage a majority of the world?

We all can observe the United States isn't United and therefore the perfect poster child of what not to be

If you decide to act the opposite of the successful countries, you shouldn't be surprised that you end up in a not successful country.

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Oh poor Russia. When your country attempts to conquer, regress, oppress, and subjugate others for their "new world order" ideals don't be surprised that people reject those that desire to take away one's freedom and happiness. The reason why the basic ideals of the "West" and free democratic governments stay in place is because it allows FREEDOM from others greed and selfishness and strives for peace. Putin's Russia is run by kleptocrats, and korruption. Nobody wants that to be the "new ideal".

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More mindless blather out of Putin’s official mouth.

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When your country attempts to conquer, regress, oppress, and subjugate others for their "new world order" ideals don't be surprised that people reject those that desire to take away one's freedom and happiness.

But surprise is well warranted. No one cared about Georgia. No one cared about Amerika, Inc doing the same in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan either. How Ukraine became a bridge too far I am not completely sure, but it smells like racial preference or some other bigotry.

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Since invading Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has offered a number of explanations for what it calls the “special military operation” in Ukraine.

'Explanations' eh. Also known as 'excuses'

What happened to the Nazis? I thought Russia just wanted to get rid of the Nazis and then get out?

I wonder is Putin was fibbing to his feeble-minded enablers again?

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No one cared about Georgia. No one cared about Amerika, Inc doing the same in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan either.

What are you talking about? There were massive anti-war protests leading up to and even after the second invasion of Iraq.

became a bridge too far I am not completely sure, but it smells like racial preference or some other bigotry.

Without sweet- all top back up this absurd claim, yeah, I'm sure it's because of "bigotry" that people are against Russia invading and annexing Ukrainian lands.

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He barely mentioned Ukraine because they are not in control. Lavrov knows this is a proxy war, that Ukraine is being used by the US.

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He barely mentioned Ukraine because they are not in control. Lavrov knows this is a proxy war, that Ukraine is being used by the US.

Ah yes, it's a proxy war that Russia started. Brilliant. So why was Russia sending tanks and military personnel as early as 2014?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-tanks-exclusive-idUSKCN0IC1GE20141023

As for the claim that "no one cared" about Iraq, Libya, etc, here you are, people around the western world not "caring" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protests_against_the_Iraq_War#/media/File:London_Anti_Iraq_War_march,_15Feb_2003.jpg

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Keepyer InternetpointsToday 10:36 am JST

When your country attempts to conquer, regress, oppress, and subjugate others for their "new world order" ideals don't be surprised that people reject those that desire to take away one's freedom and happiness.

But surprise is well warranted. No one cared about Georgia. No one cared about Amerika, Inc doing the same in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan either. How Ukraine became a bridge too far I am not completely sure, but it smells like racial preference or some other bigotry.

Could it be that people notice with you yoink territory and make it yours?

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He barely mentioned Ukraine because they are not in control. Lavrov knows this is a proxy war, that Ukraine is being used by the US.

A common or garden coping mechanism. It's hard to admit that Russia invaded Ukraine, and that Ukraine is defending itself from obliteration. This can be avoided if one can convince oneself that it's America's fault.

I wonder if these people knew that they'd grow up to be so useful to autocratic murderers?

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He barely mentioned Ukraine because they are not in control. Lavrov knows this is a proxy war, that Ukraine is being used by the US.

Gee, if that is the case then it looks like Putin just walked into America’s trap by invading Ukraine and letting them utterly destroy his military, doesn’t it? You must be really mad at that idiot for having done something so incredibly stupid, right?

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Sergey Lavrov didn't mention Ukraine because he is too embarrassed.

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Gee, if that is the case then it looks like Putin just walked into America’s trap by invading Ukraine and letting them utterly destroy his military, doesn’t it?

Another Biden masterstroke. According to them he also stole an election from a basement, leaving absolutely no evidence of doing so.

He then weaponized law enforcement and the DOJ to fabricate evidence to have his main political rival and all of his buddies arrested and charged with doing exactly the same thing that they accused him of! Quite remarkable.

Putin is no match for 'Sleepy Joe'.

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LagunaToday  06:51 am JST

self-interested defenders of a fading international power structure

He's right about one thing - it is a fading power structure. And it is Russia, who can't even control their own back yard, who is fading. That is a good thing - other states (Poland, the Baltic states, etc.) can breathe a sigh of relief.

My how things have changed. Russia is drafting men who are aged into their 40s and even 50s for this war. They are not building their own drones b ut having to buy them from 'puny' Iran. Should I mention about those UN sanctions, and another winter is coming up.

PuddyPie thought this was going to be SO easy. After all, through earlier wars he installed puppets in other former Soviet republics. Kazakhstan took one or two weeks with the loss of just one Russian soldier. But the Ukes were ready. After all, they grabbed the Crimea in 2014. And they installed a puppet in the US by hacking. But his lapdog Don the Con is out of office and is now taking his medicine for his crimes.

And Vlad is now a pariah. The Ukrainians have struck back at Moscow by drone attacks. The Wagner group has caused a ruckus. Quite a different scenario from the good ol' days of the Commie USSR, eh?

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Russia's top diplomat denounced the United States and the West

Has Putin's lying mouthpiece yet acknowledged that Russia invaded Ukraine and is now involved in a 'war' there, or is he still denying that, perhaps fearing falling from a tall building, getting poisoned or dying in a plane crash.

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If we allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?

Then, why are we allowing Ukraine to be carved up?

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Save lives, save money Ukraine, and call it a day.

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yipyip - you are certainly welcome to surrender part of your country to Russia, but Ukraine will fight for her freedom and the democracies will help support her.

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Russia is the largest country in the world with 9 time zones. Why does it need any more land?

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