The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov He warned the West on Thursday that supplying Ukraine with weapons capable of hitting Russian territory would be a “serious step towards an unacceptable escalation”, Reuters reported, citing Russian TASS.
The Russian diplomat told the Arabic-language RT channel that he hoped “reasonable people in the West would understand this,” adding: “There are still a few (s.s. reasonable) there,” according to RIA.
His open blackmail Vladimir Putin earlier to address it global food crisis. The Russian president said in a telephone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday that Russia was ready to make a significant contribution to resolving the food crisis, but only if the West lifted sanctions, the Kremlin said.
Putin said Moscow was ready to export grains and fertilizers to deal with the crisis.
He also told Draghi that Russia was ready to continue its uninterrupted gas supply to Italy.