Russia’s Foreign Minister said ‘the quiet part out loud’ about Ukraine war
Perth USAsia Centre CEO Gordon Flake says the “real shocking thing” seen out of Russia was Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on TV saying “the quiet part out loud”.
“Saying the longer the Ukrainian military resist, the more we’ll kill Ukrainian civilians,” he told Sky News Australia.
“Which is a bit of a shock and it actually, kind of, clarifies what I was talking about before, the principles.
“These are by definition war crimes, and so to fail to respond to what is by definition war crimes or violations of international norms requires a national response.”