Saturday, April 1

Lavrov, in Blinken call, accuses US of ‘propaganda’ about Russian aggression

Article content

MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Washington of waging a “propaganda campaign” about possible Russian aggression, the Russian foreign ministry said on Saturday.

Russia has built up military forces near Ukraine, fueling fears it may invade. Moscow denies such plans.

In a readout of Saturday’s phone call with Blinken, Lavrov also said that Washington and Brussels had ignored key Russian security demands. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Tom Balmforth, Kirsten Donovan)