Lavrov: In they want to return Russia to the borders of 1991

Russia (, - Western representatives do not intend to negotiate with Russia, they hope to weaken its position in the conflict in Ukraine. This was announced today, 23, by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference following talks with South African Foreign Minister Nadeli Pandor.

“No one asks our Western colleagues, who regularly either through Mr. Borrell, then through NATO Secretary General Mr. Stoltenberg, or through representatives of the American administration or the European Union declare that it is too early for Ukraine to start negotiating. We need to win more in this situation and start negotiations from a position of strength. They directly say that it is necessary to return Russia to the borders of 1991, ”said Lavrov.

As reported by, earlier Sergey Lavrov explained that Moscow does not refuse negotiations on Ukraine, but it is necessary to understand "how the Ukrainian side sees the further development of events."

“We, the President said, do not refuse negotiations. But those who refuse should understand that the longer they refuse negotiations, the more difficult it will be to find a solution,” Lavrov said.

Lavrov: In they want to return Russia to the borders of 1991