Russian foreign minister sergey lavrov stated that Ukraine does not belong to countries territorial integrity of which cannot be violated. He expressed this opinion during a meeting of the Federation Council of the aggressor country, at which, in violation of all international rules, a decision to annex Ukrainian territories was made.
"Recognition by other countries of the entry of new regions into Russia is absolutely not important for us. Of course, it would be right for all countries of the world to realize the new reality… The assembly declaration clearly explains that everyone must respect the territorial integrity of those states that have governments that recognize the rights for self-determination and representing the entire people living in the territory of a particular country", - he stated.
"Zelensky's regime, and Poroshenko's regime before, did not meet these criteria, violating them in the most flagrant way", - he "argued" the right to unleash a war against Ukraine, occupy part of its territory and annex four oblasts of a sovereign state.