Russia accuses West of ‘off the scale’ hypocrisy over Ukraine


hypocrisy-UkraineRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused Western countries of “off the scale” hypocrisy over the crisis in Ukraine where protests in the southeast led to fresh violence at the weekend.

“We can remember when violence on Maidan (Independence Square in Kiev) that ended with dozens and dozens of deaths was called democracy, while peaceful protests that are ongoing now in southeastern Ukraine are called terrorism,” Lavrov said.

“The hypocrisy is off the scale.”