Friday, September 23, 2022

    “Classic schizophrenia”: Zelensky’s team responds to Lavrov’s statement on “overthrowing Kyiv regime”

    The Zelensky administration has ridiculed Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov over yet another change of stance on Ukraine, noting that he had just recently sought negotiations but then spoke of the need to “topple the Kyiv regime.”

    The advisor to the head of the President’s Office, Mykhailo Podolyak, addressed the issue on social media.

    “Today’s statements by Lavrov at the meeting with the representatives of the members of the League of Arab States are a good reminder of why you should always wear a hat when exposing yourself to the summer sun. Classic Russian schizophrenia: just this morning you declare that Moscow wants negotiations, and on the very same evening – that your goal is to ‘get rid of the anti-people Kyiv regime.’ And this is said by an actor representing a barbarian power that has invaded foreign territory with no reason and is killing Ukrainians as brutally as possible,” said the advisor to the head of the President’s Office.

    Podolyak added that Russians are unaware of fair elections, in which citizens choose their leaders themselves, and emphasized that by meddling in other countries’ affairs, one can find themselves in the dustbin of history.

    “So, ‘regimes’ are something about Russian prisons, while Ukraine has a legally elected leadership that won in fair, competitive, and democratic elections. So many unfamiliar words for the Russian elite in one sentence, right? When deciding to overthrow the ‘anti-historical regimes,’ it is important not to accidentally end up in the unconditional dustbin of history. Especially if civilization already looks down on actors who have committed so many documented serious war crimes,” Mykhailo Podolyak emphasized.

    It should be recalled that Sergei Lavrov complained over Ukraine’s alleged unwillingness to negotiate with Russia. The head of Russian diplomacy was also indignant that Ukraine plans to defeat the aggressor power on the battlefield.

    On the same day, Putin’s henchman declared that “he feels sorry for the Ukrainian people, who deserve better,” and promised that “Russia will help Ukrainians overthrow the anti-people and anti-historical Kyiv regime.”