Rome, June 17, 2022 – La Russia continue to challenge the West. On the day of war in Ukraine number 114, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrovduring an interview with the BBC, attacks the Great Britain: “Both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Minister Liz Truss openly say that Russia should be defeated, it should be brought to its knees. Go ahead, then, do it.” Britain’s response comes with the words of the Chief of Defense Staff, Tony Radakin which stresses that Russia has “already strategically lost” its war in Ukraine, suffering heavy losses and strengthening NATO, and “will never take control” of the country.
From the battlefield, confirmations arrive on the disappearance of a third American citizen in Ukraine. After Alexander Drueke e Andy Tai Huynhthe third American missing is a former Marine named Grady Kurpasiwho would go to Ukraine to volunteer with the Kiev armed forces.
Lavrov: “Nazi presence in Ukraine”
During the BBC interview, Lavrov he continued to support the narrative of the “special operation” underway in Ukraine, which was inviting the Russian Foreign Minister: “We had no other way of explaining to the West that dragging Ukraine into NATO is a criminal act”. Lavrov also spoke of compromises between the election Mosca e London (“I don’t think there is more room for maneuver”) and dismissed the war crimes allegations against Ukrainian civilians: “International diplomats, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Secretary General of United Nations and other representatives of the United Nations are under pressure from the West. And very often they are used to amplify the fake news spread by the West. “In any case,” Russia is what it is. And we’re not ashamed to show who we are. “
A third American citizen has disappeared
US State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed the disappearance of a third American citizen in Ukraine. “There is news of another missing American,” Price said. “I can’t discuss the details of this case.” This is the former Marine Grady Kurpasi who would have traveled to Ukraine to volunteer with the armed forces of Kiev. Kurpasi was last heard between April 23 and 24, CNN reported. The other two Americans who have been lost on Ukrainian territory are soldier Alexander Drueke, 39, and Marine Andy Tai Huynh, 27, both from the state of Alabama, both of whom disappeared near Kharkiv on 9 June.
The US government contacted the relatives of the three missing citizens who would travel to Ukraine to join the country’s military and fight against Russian troops. The Biden administration has not yet spoken with the Russian government about the disappearance of the three, because it has no evidence that the citizens are in their custody.