Ambassador claims that his country did not plan to occupy Ukraine

Russia’s ambassador to Japan held a drawn out round table discussion with journalists in English Friday, where he guaranteed that his nation didn’t mean to occupy Ukraine.

Mikhail Galuzin said Russia was safeguarding itself against NATO expansion in Eastern Europe while looking to “neutralize and denazify” its democratic neighbor toward the west, rehashing proclamations made by President Vladimir Putin in a pre-taped war declaration discourse the other day.

Galuzin rehashed unjustifiable cases of destruction against ethnic Russians in the challenged Donbas locale, and said powers were freeing them. He additionally blamed Ukraine for “lauding Nazi cooperationists,” rather than “saints who stopped Nazism,” alluding to NATO countries and Russia respectively.

Air, land and sea attacks the nation over in districts a long way from Donbas were essential for accomplishing Russia’s security objectives, Galuzin said because of a journalist’s inquiry at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo.

Galuzin asserted Russia was just assaulting military focuses in Ukraine, not regular citizens, and said it really depended on individuals of the nation to “chose their future.”

The ambassador invalidated portrayals of Russia’s attack as “war,” considering it a “exceptional activity,” as he continued arguments about the requirement for the intrusion while faulting Ukraine for disregarding a 2014 nonaggression treaty in Donbas. He additionally pummeled far reaching worldwide approvals forced on Moscow, saying they were “extremely hazardous for the international order in view of the UN charter.”

Galuzin discredited the US and said its NATO partners no longer had the “alleged right to figure the international order.”

“This time has effectively elapsed in light of the fact that new focuses of political financial and military power are emerging,” the ambassador said.