Russia is ready to break with the EU, announced Lavrov – World

Russia’s Foreign Ministry assumes that it is ready to sever relations with the European Union, said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

This happened in his conversation with Vladimir Solovyov, one of the famous propagandists of the Kremlin, published and on the ministry’s website.

Solovyov asked him “Are we going to break with the European Union”, to which Lavrov replied:

“We assume that we are ready. In case we see once again – as we have felt many times – that sanctions are accumulating in some areas, creating risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive areas – yes. We do not want to isolate ourselves from worldly life, but we must be ready for it. If you want peace, prepare for war. “

This week, Josep Borrell called on the European Parliament to prepare new EU sanctions against Russia. Following the demonstrative expulsion of three European diplomats from Russia while he was at a press conference with Lavrov at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said Russian officials should be sanctioned for human rights violations.

According to Bloomberg, sanctions are already being worked on, and on February 10, member states discussed behind closed doors what they were doing and no one objected to sanctions.

President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation with media executives, including Alexei Navalny, following the first three-year visit of the EU’s leading diplomat to Russia. According to Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow radio, the host said that Russian doctors had not found any traces of poisonous substances in the opposition’s body. Putin asked Emmanuel Macron to send the French analysis, but he was denied. He offered Russian doctors to go to France, but he was refused. The third proposal, he said, was for French specialists to come to Moscow with the results and, if anything is found, to launch a criminal investigation. And it failed.

Once again, Putin said, our laboratories have no confirmation of chemical poisoning.

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