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Russia sees no reason to end talks with Ukraine, says Russia's FM Lavrov | Anadolu Agency |

Russia sees no reason to end peace talks with Ukraine despite Kyiv's constant changes in position, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.

"I don't see any reason why we can't continue (the talks), although the Ukrainian side turns around every time, sometimes by 180 degrees, rejecting what it offered," Lavrov said in an interview with Russia's Rossiya 24 TV channel.

The aim of Russia's war in Ukraine, which Moscow calls a "special operation," is to put an end to the Western dominance in the world, he added.

"Our special military operation is designed to put an end to the reckless expansion and reckless course towards the complete dominance of the United States and other Western countries in the international arena," he said.

Lavrov noted that such dominance was based on the "grossest violations of international law."

Commenting on recent remarks by EU foreign policy head Josep Borrel that the Ukraine war "must be won on the battlefield," Lavrov said such comments from a top diplomat could only be the result of a "personal grudge" or a "slip of the tongue."

He said Borrel's statement represents "a very serious U-turn" in Western policy towards Russia, the essence of which is "to make of Ukraine a springboard for the final suppression and subordination of Russia" to Western dominance.

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