June 28, 2022 6:32 PM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Western countries sending more weapons to Kiev would prolong the Ukraine crisis.
Russia has repeatedly blamed the West for continuing the crisis, and missile strikes have targeted depots that store weapons sent to Kiev by Western countries.
At a press conference during a visit to Turkmenistan, Lavrov denied that Russia attacked a shopping center in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchug on Monday, where at least 18 people were killed in an airstrike.
Lavrov told reporters, echoing what was stated in a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry earlier today, Tuesday, that the mall was empty when a fire broke out following Russia’s bombing of a Western weapons warehouse adjacent to the mall.