Should the Ukraine join NATO?Watch
The Kiev parliament's renunciation of Ukraine's neutral status this week as a step towards joining NATO has outraged Moscow and deepened the worst confrontation between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.
Lavrov is the latest Russian official to speak out against the Kiev's bid in recent days, and who have made clear Russia would see the NATO membership of such a strategic former Soviet republic with a long common border as a direct military threat.Read more here
Discuss: Is Russia right to oppose the Ukraine joining NATO?
Could all reps please post a quick summary to confirm their voting decision.
New Zealand: We point out the flaws in Russia's side. If Russia wants to avoid war they must not meddle in Ukranian affairs. The civil war must be left alone until the people of Ukraine come to a decision without the need of the West. The hypocrisy is unbelievable coming from a man who tells President Obama not to rattle Russia's saber but still send troops into Ukraine. For a powerful country you could make a big difference in the world by standing together but instead you choose to be divisive.