Kremlin confirms Lavrov's words about possible break with Europe

The official Kremlin, through the mouth of Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, expressed support for the position of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that, if necessary, Moscow is ready to break off relations with Brussels, which Lavrov said in an interview with Vladimir Solovyov on the Soloviev Live YouTube channel.

If Russia is faced with a destructive line that damages our infrastructure and interests, then it must be prepared in advance for such unfriendly steps

- said Peskov in a conversation with media representatives.

A radical deterioration in relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union is possible if "madness" prevails in bilateral relations, and reasonable cooperation between the Russian Federation and the EU comes to naught. If Europe follows the path of confrontation and one-sided "teachings" to Russia, Moscow must be prepared for the worst-case scenario.

In an interview with Vladimir Solovyov, Sergey Lavrov stressed that if the EU imposes threatening Russian the economy sanctions restrictions in sensitive areas, you need to be prepared for a break with Europe.

Want peace - get ready for war

Lavrov warned.

The head of Russian diplomacy also commented on the words of the head of the German Foreign Ministry, Heiko Maas, about the need to preserve Nord Stream 2 as an instrument of influence on Russia and said that the sanctions would not prevent Russia from defending its national interests in the international arena. Lavrov added that Western sanctions restrictions do not lead to the achievement of the goals facing the West, and questioned the reliability of the EU as an economic partner.

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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 12 February 2021 15: 43
    Recently, a partner from the EU has not been very much. The USSR was even more friendly than the EU. At least such a show with masks and vaccines against each other was not arranged in the republics of the USSR. They behave in the EU like passengers of the Titanic after meeting with an iceberg.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 February 2021 16: 03
    Russia was deprived of its vote in PACE, because there was so much shouting and screeching. They kick us out, and we ourselves climb there!

    Moscow is ready to break off relations with Brussels,

    New joke, smiled!
    1. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF 12 February 2021 16: 27
      Before you pick up the candy, you need to let it suck, so that there is a need, well, then - a joke, only terribly bearded ...
  3. Dear sofa expert. 12 February 2021 22: 57
    In general, of course, there is nothing to be happy about.
    Neither Russia nor, let alone the EU, such a development of events will bring any benefit.
    As long as there is a relationship, there are also some kind of mutual obligations, and even mutual dependence (in the good sense of the word) from each other.
    This is at least some sort of, but a deterrent for both sides.

    Relationships cannot be broken.
    The gap is sooner or later a war.
    "If you want peace, get ready for war" .. yes this is the saying, today. Unfortunately, it has become topical, but the phrase that became the motto of Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko's diplomatic activity: "Better 10 years of negotiations than one day of war" is also not sucked out of the finger.
    I hope common sense will prevail and the parties will find a way to return, if not to good, then at least to neutral but stable relations.
    By the way, a neutral, business relationship would even be preferable. In pragmatism, there is always less room for various grievances and disappointments.
    But breaking up a relationship is a bad way out.