According to Sergei Lavrov, the US is responsible for the Ukrainian provocations against Moscow, as they push Kiev to take such actions.

The Russian Foreign Minister also stressed that the US and its allies have redoubled efforts aimed at containing Russia.

We only have to look at the fact that more and more provocative military manoeuvres are taking place near our borders to attract the Kiev regime into the NATO orbit, to supply it with lethal weapons and to push it into direct provocations against the Russian Federation, Lavrov pointed out emphatically.