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Counterparts Condemned Drone Attack on Kremlin at SCO Meet in Goa: Lavrov

© SputnikRussian FM Sergey Lavrov briefs reporters after the SCO meeting in Goa on 5 May 2023
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov briefs reporters after the SCO meeting in Goa on 5 May 2023 - Sputnik India, 1920, 05.05.2023
On Wednesday, two drones attempted to attack the Kremlin in what Russia has claimed was a Ukrainian assassination attempt on Putin. Ukraine has denied involvement, alleging the attack was "staged."
A number of foreign ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries, including Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, condemned the drone attack against the Kremlin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Friday.

"As for the terrorist attack on the Kremlin and the residence of the head of state, all our assessments were set out. Almost all of my counterparts with whom we spoke yesterday expressed their condemnation. In particular, the Pakistani foreign minister directly condemned this terrorist act and expressed hope for the speedy establishment of the truth and the identification of those responsible," Lavrov said at a presser following the SCO foreign ministers' meeting in India's Goa.

US Tries Once Again to Interfere in Afghanistan's Internal Affairs

"The US is again trying to interfere in Afghanistan’s affairs. There is convincing evidence that the US is supporting terrorist groups, including the Turkistan Islamic Party* and Al Qaeda terrorist group*, which all remain on the territory of Afghanistan and oppose the Taliban**," Lavrov said on Friday.
The US is also trying to reintroduce its military infrastructure in the region, including in Afghanistan and Central Asia, the minister said, adding that Russia will firmly oppose any such attempts.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov takes part in the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting in India - Sputnik India, 1920, 05.05.2023
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* terror oganisations banned in Russia
** under UN sanctions for terrorism