The "anti-terrorist operation" launched by the interim government in Kiev last week was suspended over the
None of the occupations has ceased despite an agreement reached in Geneva last week obliging Russia to use its influence with the armed factions.
Kiev officials as well as U.S. and European leaders have accused Moscow of instigating the armed confrontations in eastern Ukraine, where some of the gunmen wear Russian military uniforms and carry Russian army-issued rifles.
"Ukraine is just one manifestation of the American unwillingness to yield in the geopolitical fight," Lavrov said. "Americans are not ready to admit that they cannot run the show in each and every part of the globe from Washington alone."
The protests escalated into a three-month rebellion against Yanukovich, who eventually fled Kiev in late February and took refuge in Russia. The Kremlin has refused to recognize the current interim government as legitimate or authorized to make decisions for the country.