The Russian Foreign Ministry Responded to Blinken's Words about the "Mistake of 2014" in Ukraine
“I don’t really understand what mistakes we made in 2014? They were committed that year by people who allowed a coup d'etat in Ukraine and, accordingly, the US administration, which was then in power, not alien in its party affiliation to those who are now in power in Washington, ”Ryabkov said.
At the same time, the Deputy Minister noted that the US authorities "have already made and continue to make a sea of mistakes, including in the absence of at least relative stabilization in relations with Russia," while the Russian Federation is fully prepared for this.
“This is where the real mistakes are. Therefore, it is necessary that the colleagues in Washington do the work on the mistakes, ”concluded Ryabkov.
Earlier, on November 10, Anthony Blinken, at a meeting of the head of the State Department with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, warned Russia against "repeating the mistake of 2014" and accused it of provocations in Donbass. He also praised the Ukrainian side for "restraint" and stressed that he did not understand the intentions of the Russian side.
During a meeting with the Ukrainian minister, Blinken also stated that the US administration will work with Congress to ensure continued military assistance to Ukraine.