US will not fight for Ukraine in Donbas: Russia


The US will not fight for Ukraine in Donbas, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.


Those, who think the opposite, worth nothing, Lavrov said in an interview with the Russian RIA news agency.


"It is pointless to count on the military assistance of the United States. This was always known to everyone. If anyone had any illusions that such help would come, well, such advisers are worthless in any government, including the government of (Ukrainian President) Mr. (Volodymyr) Zelensky," Lavrov said.


The minister added that the main responsibility for the Ukrainian settlement currently lies on the West because it has "real influence" on the Ukrainian leadership and can make it take steps necessary to implement the Minsk Agreement.