Russia's Lavrov slams threats of 'sanctions and boycotts' over Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday harshly criticised threats of “sanctions and boycotts” over his country’s role in the spiralling crisis in Ukraine.

“Those who try to interpret the situation as a type of aggression and threaten sanctions and boycotts, are the same who consistently have encouraged (Ukrainians to) refuse dialogue and have ultimately polarized Ukrainian society,” he told the opening of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.