European Union hesitates to respond to insult to Josep Borrell in Moscow - french newspaper

From 4 to 6 February, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and policy security of Josep Borrell, during which he had a conversation with the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov. Le Figaro notes the "non-diplomacy" of Lavrov's wording about Borrel and the EU's indecision in connection with the Russian Foreign Minister's rebuke to a united Europe.

Sergey Lavrov noted the "unreliability" and "arrogance" of the EU countries towards Russia, chided the Europeans for refusing to provide the necessary information on the case of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and also announced the expulsion of diplomats from Poland, Sweden and Germany for their participation in demonstrations in support of the disgraced blogger ... In response, Josep Borrell tried to appear friendly, and later he only promised to report to his colleagues about his visit to Moscow and discuss relations between Russia and the EU.

On the whole, the Europeans have not yet dared to respond to Josep Borrell's "insults" in the Russian capital, although the reaction of the Germans, Swedes and French to the expulsion of diplomats followed.

The silence of Europeans over the weekend once again demonstrates how the capitals differ in their approach to resolving the Russian issue.

- the French newspaper emphasized.

The EU's hesitation can be partly explained by the situation around the coronavirus vaccine. The Russian drug "Sputnik V" received very high marks from authoritative experts and has already been adopted by many countries, including in Europe. Apparently, keeping in mind the likelihood of turning to Russia for a vaccine, European diplomats prefer to refrain from emotional escapades against the Kremlin.
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  1. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 8 February 2021 14: 35
    They sent three - and immediately

    Keeping in mind the likelihood of turning to Russia for a vaccine, European diplomats prefer to refrain from emotional escapades against the Kremlin.

    And if you send another 30 people, and recall their ambassadors from several particularly tolerant countries "for consultations", then maybe the bourgeoisie will start thinking about lifting the sanctions. True, another problem will arise here: what to do with the thieves "kids" from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after all, they are not able to do anything but puff out their cheeks and sell state secrets to partners.
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex 9 February 2021 09: 20
      The main thing is not this ... Look at WHAT they wrote:

      The silence of Europeans over the weekend further demonstrates how capitals differ in approach to solving the Russian issue

      What are they talking about? How they decided "Jewish question", and "Slavic question" in WWII and WWII ??? That's all - the masks have been thrown off, by Nazi methods they are REARING to finally solve the issue of Russia!
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 8 February 2021 15: 43
    Let them bark - 1 woof + 10 bucks per bottle, and there you can at least hoarse or shitty - who is closer!
    1. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 8 February 2021 18: 02
      Look, it's a shame, I swear, it's a shame, well! Didn't do anything, huh? Just entered!
  3. faterdom Offline faterdom
    faterdom (Andrei) 8 February 2021 18: 40
    The more the EU gets a splash for its behavior, the sooner it will become clear that it is not a subject of world politics at all, but a fake, a cloud in trousers and a tie.
    It has no national interests, national pride, history, arimi and police, no single economy.
    There are only offices with bureaucrats who are trying to seize all sorts of important functions for themselves: to judge someone, evaluate, prohibit something, while absolutely not being responsible for anything in particular.
    Such a violinist is definitely not needed. We - in general, themselves - as it pleases. In Israel, they contain Orthodox Christians who “honor traditions and multiply,” but do nothing else. Likewise, Europeans can maintain positions for all sorts of elderly baroness and barrels, if they are interested.
    1. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 8 February 2021 19: 47
      What are the goodies? Germany, Sweden and Poland are already sending our diplomats back. (
  4. ck9999999 Offline ck9999999
    ck9999999 (C K) 8 February 2021 19: 13
    Remember California. It's time for the American consul to live in a tent
  5. Cherry Offline Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 8 February 2021 19: 45
    Apparently, keeping in mind the likelihood of turning to Russia for a vaccine, European diplomats prefer to refrain from emotional escapades against the Kremlin.

    This is unlikely. Ukrashka, for example, calls for Russia in different ways, but demands that the gas sludge remain in their hands. Nothing prevents the EU from purchasing (it is also beneficial for us) a vaccine with an arrogant expression.
  6. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 9 February 2021 08: 12
    It is strange when truth, dressed as diplomatic as possible, is presented as an insult. This only confirms the fairness of the assessment of arrogance on the part of the EU in relation to Russia.
  7. Ivancarafuto Offline Ivancarafuto
    Ivancarafuto (Ivan) 9 February 2021 10: 58
    How to "crap on Russia's head", this is normal, how to get an adequate answer where everything is called by its proper name, then this is an "insult" and not "diplomatic behavior". Something about American slaves with thinking and the adequacy of the problem
  8. Seal Offline Seal
    Seal (Sergey Petrovich) 9 February 2021 11: 30
    In the USA Can, in Europe - Barrel laughing
  9. Robot Bobot Offline Robot Bobot
    Robot Bobot (Robot Bobot Free Thinking Machine) 9 February 2021 13: 22
    How can you respect a person named Josep?
  10. Yuri Kharitonov Offline Yuri Kharitonov
    Yuri Kharitonov (Yuri Kharitonov) 9 February 2021 21: 18
    They insulted the boor. What a horror, a shame ...
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 9 February 2021 21: 37
      Grandpa is 73 years old.
      He would have to pick strawberries in the country, to nurse his great-grandchildren.
      No, they sent Russia to teach wits.
      He didn't really say anything, he was politely sent to the Catalan prisoners, with which he left ..

      Upon arrival, it struck for "revelation".
      I can imagine how much fear my grandfather endured during his stay in the "bloody Morder". lol
  11. tanyurg56 Offline tanyurg56
    tanyurg56 (Yuri Gorbunov) 10 February 2021 14: 11
    Lavrov is great. Gracefully and diplomatically indicated their place to the vis-a-vis and his office. Without any trendy journalistic definitions at the moment, like a cliché, the word Tough.