/ Go to the mediabankRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the closing press conference after the joint meeting of BRICS leaders with leaders of invited countries and multilateral organizations. / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaBISHKEK (Sputnik) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s recent statement on Kiev entering a final stage of conflict with Moscow shows his hopelessness, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday. “I think [of it] as an admission of hopelessness,” Lavrov told reporters, when asked about Zelenskyy’s statement.Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with a Romanian TV channel that the conflict in Ukraine is at its final stage.EconomyWest Pays for 70% of Zelensky Gov’t’s Expenses as Ukraine’s Debt Hits New High28 September, 13:39 GMTIn addition, Zelensky admitted that Ukraine is afraid of a possible shortage of financial resources and weapons. He added that Kiev has “many more fears” in the current situation. In September, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference after his speech at the UN General Assembly that Russia was ready for talks on Ukraine, but would not consider proposals for a ceasefire.