Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has stated that the purpose of the so-called "military special operation" in Ukraine is to give Ukrainians the right to live, realizing their own choice. The foreign minister of the aggressor country made such a cynical statement during an interview with one of the propaganda channels.
"We are not going to change the regime in Ukraine, we have talked about this many times. We want Ukrainians to decide for themselves how they want to live on. We want people to have freedom of choice", - Lavrov said.
He did not explain why his country committed an act of aggression against Ukraine, where Ukrainians themselves elected a president and parliament. He ignored the fact that, according to opinion polls, the vast majority of Ukrainians support the course towards European integration and NATO membership.
As for the statements that the russian occupation does not aim to "change the regime in Ukraine", they are blatant lies. In all temporarily occupied territories, the invaders are destroying Ukrainian self-government bodies, flying russian flags and appointing Gauleiters from among local collaborators, who, under the conditions of "freedom of choice", are not legally elected leaders.
Lavrov did not even mention that the Ukrainians want (and this is their choice) to get russia out of Ukraine and compensate for the losses caused by the aggressor.