In televised comments, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Washington and NATO are participating in the Ukraine war.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the United States and NATO are participants in the Ukraine war because of their support to Kyiv.

Lavrov told a news conference that Washington and NATO were involved in the war because they were supplying arms to Ukraine and providing it with military training on their territory.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that military assistance to Ukraine by the United States and NATO results in them being parties to the conflict.

Lavrov said Western countries use Ukraine as a tool for Russia's containment and as part of the plan to divide Russians and Ukrainians and they are working to sever spiritual ties.

He added that sanctions implemented by some Western powers against the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all of Russia are a part of the pressure being applied to the Russian world

He said attempts to isolate Russia are doomed because the modern world is multipolar, not West-oriented.