West 'has declared war on Russia,' says foreign minister

West 'has declared war on Russia,' says foreign minister

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of launching a ‘total hybrid war’ against Russia. Speaking on the 80th day of the conflict in Ukraine, Mr Lavrov said it was hard to predict how long ‘hybrid war’ would last. Highlighting the barrage of sanctions imposed on Moscow by the West, the minister attempted to portray Russia as the target, not the perpetrator, of aggression. ‘The collective West has declared total hybrid war on us and it is hard to predict how long all this will last but it is clear the consequences will be felt by everyone, without exception,’ he said in a speech. Mr Lavrov said efforts by the West to isolate Russia were doomed to fail, pointing to the nation’s relations with China, India, Algeria and …
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