Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday cited “American exceptionalism” as one of the principal causes for the current war in Ukraine.
The Kremlin official made the statement during an interview that aired on Russian state TV. In an English translation provided by RT, a Russian state-controlled outlet, Lavrov said it was the American government’s belief that the United States is a superior nation that has led to Washington waging “a proxy war” against Russia through Ukraine.
Lavrov specifically mentioned “American exceptionalism,” which is the belief that American principles are inherently right. This belief is named by many people as being core to the nation’s identity.