Ukrainian City Of Bakhmut Ravaged By Russian Shelling | Russia Vs Ukraine War Update | English NewsThe head of Russia's diplomacy has said he is "convinced" Russia will achieve its objectives in Ukraine through "patience" and "stubbornness". "I am convinced that thanks to our stubbornness, our patience and our determination, we will defend our noble goals -- those vital for our people and our country," Sergei Lavrov said in a televised interview broadcast on Wednesday."This while always remaining open to fair dialogue and agreements to ensure equal and indivisible security in Europe," he continued.Lavrov maintained that dialogue could only take place if Kyiv recognised the four regions in eastern Ukraine that Russia annexed in September. On 30 September, Russia absorbed Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporijjia and Kherson in a move considered illegal under international law. Putin vowed they would remain part of Russia "forever".