Europeans Laugh as Lavrov Talks Ukraine

The crowd in Germany laughed at and then booed the Russian, but he didn’t seem to care.

Standing up for the UN Charter.

Photographer: Dominik Bindl - Pool/Getty Images

In the span of 45 minutes today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rewrote the history of the Cold War, accused the West of fomenting a coup in Ukraine and declared himself a champion of the United Nations Charter. The crowd here in Germany laughed at and then booed him, but he didn’t seem to care.

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