Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a press conference to discuss the results of Russian diplomacy in 2022.
Last year, the special military operation in Ukraine became the focus of Russian foreign policy. When Russia kicked off the operation to protect the people of Donbass from Ukrainian aggression in February 2022, Western countries ramped up military and financial aid to Kiev and imposed numerous sanctions against Moscow.
The sanctions disrupted global supply chains, leading to an energy crisis in Europe, while Western support for Ukraine provoked major security challenges in the region.
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