Bloomberg: Sergei Lavrov and Anthony Blinken had an argument during a meeting in Stockholm
During a meeting on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting at the OSCE In Stockholm, a dispute took place between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Bloomberg became aware of this.
The discussion took place during the discussion of Western countries' response measures in the event of “Russian aggression” in Ukraine. Lavrov said that the events that took place there in 2014 were a coup d'état, and also accused NATO and the European Union of suppressing dissent and threats to Russia.
In response, Blinken called NATO a “defense alliance.” According to him, during the Maidan protests, forces loyal to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych allegedly “opened fire on peaceful protesters and killed more than a hundred people.”
Lavrov and Blinken met on December 2. During the talks, they discussed the situation with the work of the Russian and US embassies, as well as the normalization of the crisis in southeastern Ukraine and the process of resuming the Iranian nuclear deal.