Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dispatch from Bizarro World

Foreign Minister Lavrov continues to live in Russia's paranoid fantasyland:

“I believe everyone will be wise enough to prevent that,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said about the prospects of war, according to state-run TASS. “However, we are certainly very much concerned about the total absence of any professional dialogue between the Russian military and NATO.”

NATO has neither the interest nor capability to invade Russia and start a war. So if Russia would refrain from launching wars in Europe, we'll all be just fine.

But apparently that concept escapes Lavrov, who also expresses astonishment that Ukraine should for some reason still believe Russia should be punished for annexing Ukraine's Crimea and continuing to fight in Ukraine's Donbas region nearly five whole years after Russia began a war in Europe.