Iraq doesn't need any democracy being brought on the wings of Tomahawk cruise missiles, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov told journalists today. The wise Iraqi nation can build its own future, Ivanov added.
Ivanov denounced unauthorized US and British military operations in Iraq. Events of the last few days show that all this was really a big mistake, Ivanov stressed.
In his words, the US-British attack has inflicted serious damage. Among other things, historical monuments, which have been damaged, will never be restored for posterity. Iraqi civilians have been killed, as well, Ivanov noted. All this attests to the fact that the war, which brings suffering, complicates the regional situation, Ivanov pointed out.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part