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RT: Russia and West on verge of ‘real war’ – Lavrov  

Moscow’s adversaries have long aimed to destroy everything Russian, the FM has said  

The current situation in Ukraine demonstrates that the conflict between Russia and the West can no longer be defined as a “hybrid war” but is instead approaching becoming a real one, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. 

Speaking at a press conference following a meeting with his South African counterpart, Naledi Pandor, Lavrov also noted that this “almost real” war was something that the West “has been preparing for a long time against Russia.” The minister claimed that Western powers are seeking to destroy everything Russian, from the language to the culture that had existed in Ukraine for centuries, even forbidding people from speaking their native language.  

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WNU Editor: After last weeks meeting of NATO military officials it is becoming very hard to say that this is now a hybrid war. 

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Says War Between West And Russia Is No Longer Hybrid But Real  

War between West, Russia no longer hybrid, but real, says Lavrov — TASS
 

Russia Now Engaged in a ‘Real’ War With the West Over Ukraine: Lavrov — Reuters
 

Lavrov claims West stopped Ukraine peace negotiations and is now ‘almost in a real war’ with Moscow — Daily Mail
 

Lavrov: The West is waging ‘a real war’ against Russia — DPA
 

Lavrov Says the West’s ‘Hybrid War’ on Russia Becoming a ‘Real War’ — Antiwar.com